Taylor glad to be back
By Chris Harvey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Ryan Taylor has admitted he felt he may never play again following his broken leg.
Wigan's Ryan Taylor has admitted he felt he may never play again following his broken leg.
The England Under 21 international only returned to first team action last month after a year on the sidelines.
Taylor first suffered a broken metatarsal in an FA Cup clash with Leeds on 6th January last year, and then on his comeback in a reserve game against Newcastle in April, he broke his right leg.
He finally returned in Wigan colours in January and has since figured in six successive matches.
While Taylor can again look forward to a bright future, he admits there were times when he doubted he would ever play again.
"Last year doesn't exist in my life; it was horrible," reflected Taylor.
"Thankfully I'm over it now, and I'm just looking to kick on this year, but there were many down times.
"One of the worst was when I felt things weren't improving for me after about six or seven months out with the injury. That is when players are normally back from a broken leg.
"I'd ask the physios if I'd ever play again, and obviously they always said yes. They kept me going. They would tell me 'when it's right, it's right'."
Taylor is now eager to make up for lost time, and he is desperate to play his part in ensuring Wigan are not relegated.
With 11 matches remaining, Paul Jewell's side are six points above the bottom three going into Sunday's clash against Newcastle.
"I've only just come back into the team, and I'm full of beans, full of enthusiasm," insisted Taylor.
"The gaffer has been telling me to slow things down, but that's because I'm just keen. That's the way I am at the moment.
"Right now I'm on a big high now I am playing again, and all I want to do is keep this club in the Premiership."