Kyle Walker is "sure" that he will prevail in his fight to recover from surgery in time for the World Cup.
The right-back for Manchester City had a groin procedure last week after leaving the game against Manchester United on October 2 during the first half due to an injury.
"I've experienced enough in my career to know my body and how I feel, and I simply feel like I can do this," the author said. But since it's the human body and I've already had it cut open, I'll just have to practice patience with it.
However, it has presented me with a small challenge, which I am embracing. Ten days into the program, I have well exceeded their expectations.
I'm simply ready to get started in the gym, build up my strength, and start moving around the field.
Walker, who received a call from England manager Gareth Southgate the day following the procedure, claimed he had pressed for the operation to be completed as soon as possible.
The surgeon was kind of told, "Please mate, you're going to have to do it, because obviously I have a World Cup to do," and he said:
"It was a little bit hectic where we went down on the Monday. On Thursday was the day he wanted to do it.