Luka Kerin revived memories of the hell he went through: ‘I was so emotionally affected that I was afraid I would cause a traffic accident’
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From a footballer once considered among the most promising in the Prva liga Telemach to a lad the Slovenian football public had nearly forgotten. But Luka Kerin didn’t vanish from the radar because he played poorly. He disappeared because he didn’t play at all. The reason? A severe injury that took away a year and a half of his career.
When the Bravo footballer finally returned to the pitch in September, it had been an incredible 514 days since his last game! The recovery was painful and prolonged, but now, the agony he endured is fortunately a distant memory. Luka Kerin has returned and is performing better and better. Above all, he’s clearly enjoying himself. Because he can do what he loves most. Because he can do what he couldn’t do for a very long time.
“When I found out about the true nature of the injury, I was traveling for an examination in Zagreb. And during the drive, I was worried I’d veer off the road, cause an accident. I was emotionally affected. Likewise, later during my recovery, I contemplated many things, even pursuing a university education. You know what I mean. To completely say goodbye to football. Everyone encouraged me, tried to convince me that everything would end well, but I didn’t entirely believe it. Yet everything did end well,” confessed Luka Kerin in an interview with Navijaška cona, acknowledging that dark thoughts crossed his mind during the toughest moments of recovery.
Luka Kerin: “They know what I’ve been through”
Luka Kerin experienced his first star moment back on the pitch not long ago during a Prva Liga Telemach match against Mura when he scored his first goal post-injury: “All my teammates were delighted with my goal. They know what I’ve been through, how much I’ve suffered, how hard I worked to come back. Moreover, many even believed I would score. Defender Jakšić, for instance, told me before the game that I would be the one scoring today. After the match, the doctor hugged me and said he told his wife this morning that I would be the one to score,”
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