Swansea's Kemy Agustien says he is lucky to be alive, let alone playing again
Swansea's Kemy Agustien says he is lucky to be alive after he was involved in an horrific car crash in September.
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Last Updated: 15/11/12 11:29am
The Dutchman has been sidelined with a calf injury for two months, but only now has he revealed how the injury was sustained.
"It was bad - I am lucky to be alive," Agustien he told the Western Mail.
"I was back home in Holland and driving my car but for no reason it slipped and hit a ditch. The car went into a cornfield and flipped over a couple of times.
"It went over twice so my head was pretty shaken up. The car was gone - I was so lucky it was only a calf tear.
"And I've been saying my prayers ever since. I thank God every day anyway but I had my angel with me when it happened.
"It could have been worse but it is in the past now and I want to concentrate on my future and to be ready when I get my chance with the team."
Agustien is hoping he can make his return to action this weekend against Newcastle and he may get his chance with Ki Sung-yueng injured.
"I am hoping to start at Newcastle," he said.
"I've been working hard, making sure if I get chance to get on the pitch I am ready to show what I can do.
"I had five minutes at a difficult time at Southampton but I think I did well in the position I played and in the small amount of time, so hopefully that can help.
"Everybody knows what my qualities are and I think I should be playing - that's my opinion and everybody would say that about themselves. But I think I should be playing so I need to let my feet speak for me.
"Because when you get an opportunity you have to make an impact because there are lot of midfield players here and a lot of midfield players who are doing well.
"Of course I want to play but Swansea is not about me. There are a full squad of players who want to play and perhaps think they should play. All I can do is work hard and if I get that chance then take it. That's what we all have to do, I'm no different. If it comes on Saturday then great, if not then I will keep working hard."