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WORRALL: I'VE GOT MY LEFT LEG BACK!

Great Britain racer Steve Worrall admitted he feels “like I’ve got my left leg back” after having metalwork removed.

05 / 02 / 2020, 09:34

Great Britain racer Steve Worrall admitted he feels “like I’ve got my left leg back” after having metalwork removed this winter.

The former British Championship runner-up suffered a bad break at the start of the 2018 season and was sidelined for much of the year.

I don’t think of it as the bad leg anymore because it feels normal again, like I’ve got my left leg back!

Steve Worrall

He admits it was tough to get back up to speed last season with the rod in place, so Worrall underwent surgery to have it removed. And he’s already noticing the difference as he limbers up for 2020.

The Belle Vue and Poole star said: “Last year I couldn’t train as rigorously as I wanted because the more I did, the more painful my leg got, so I had an operation at the end of the season to remove the metal rod.

“To be honest, I wasn’t sure if it would make much of a difference, but within a couple of weeks of the op, I noticed right away what a massive improvement it was compared to before. The aches and pains have gone, and I have much better movement. I don’t think of it as the bad leg anymore because it feels normal again, like I’ve got my left leg back!”

Worrall hopes being metal-free will help him find greater consistency this year. He added: “Last year was so frustrating because there would be meetings where I’d be flying like my old self, but then a couple of days later the exact opposite would be the case.

“Inconsistent was the word to sum up my year, but I’m determined not to let that be the case this season. I’ve been training hard, I’m on target with my fitness and I’m ready to race.”

Photo: Taylor Lanning

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