Cerebral palsy sufferer Matt Ellis has been feeling bitterly disappointed after sustaining an Achillies tendon tear during the BT Paralympic World Cup this week. The injury has come as a disappointment to both Ellis and the British team.
The thirty year old flew in from Miami for the World Cup, which was featuring เว็บแม่ ufabet football for the first time ever, and managed to score the only goal in the win over the USA team. Ellis’ glory was short lived unfortunately as he then sustained the injury during a 3-1 defeat by overall competition winners the Netherlands.
Ellis has now been told to rest his tendon until September which will mean missing the upcoming European Championships which is obviously a disappointment.
“I’m gutted obviously,” said Ellis. “I felt a hot pain in the second half of that game against the Dutch and I went over for a scan and it’s a torn Achilles. Rather than up the Achilles, it’s a 4mm tear across it which is worse apparently.’
Britain managed to get the bronze medal overall which has come as a wakeup call to the squad who were formerly unbeaten in 2009. Ellis admitted that the squad needed to up their game in order to achieve success.
“Hopefully we can raise our game and play our attacking, flowing brand of football again,” said Ellis. “I think the problem is we only play once a month together whereas a lot of the teams train once a week. But we’re still feeling good about the European Championships.