Manchester City’s Jack Grealish has opened up about a severe thigh injury he sustained last month, which left him unable to walk. The England international suffered an eight-inch haematoma on his thigh following a match against Sheffield United that saw the 28-year-old sidelined for weeks.
Grealish detailed how this was not just any ordinary ‘dead leg’, but rather one of such severity it shocked Manchester City’s medical staff. The forward mentioned having had many dead legs over the years and usually being able to handle them well. However, this particular instance was different as he described the pain as unbearable.
Grealish explained that while most bad dead legs result in a hematoma of around six centimeters, his reached an astounding 20 centimeters. This led Man City’s doctor Max Sala to describe it as the worst case of a dead leg he’d ever seen.
The tackle that caused the injury wasn’t even particularly harsh according to Grealish. It was inflicted by Oli McBurnie during their game against Sheffield United. Despite feeling sore after the match, Grealish didn’t realize the extent of his injury until later when he found himself unable to walk off the coach back into training grounds at City without crutches.
Despite enduring what he describes as “the worst pain ever,” Grealish remained committed to recovery, attending daily sessions at City for two straight weeks to keep his injured leg moving. Now five weeks post-injury, Grealish reports feeling much better.