Ellen White: Punctured lung a big reason behind England retirement
Ellen White: Punctured lung a big reason behind England retirement
Ellen White: Punctured lung a big reason behind England retirement
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Ellen White: Punctured lung a big reason behind England retirement

England Women and Manchester City striker Ellen White revealed that a punctured lung was a big reason behind her decision to retire. She revealed that she endured this experience while receiving acupuncture treatment. White was suggested to an elite sports physiotherapist after suffering from back spasms after the Tokyo Olympics. She admitted it was a rare occurrence and a freak accident.

“If you’d said to me two or three years ago that you’re going to retire, I would have said ‘absolutely not’, but I’ve got to a time in my career,” England Women striker Ellen White said. “I had a challenging time last year – coming back from the Olympics, I basically punctured my lung, and it was a lot for me to have to go through and a big reason that accelerated my want to retire.

“It punctured my lung which isn’t something that happens normally, obviously. It was a really traumatic time for me and something that I’m still figuring out now, still working through,” she added. “I had to wait for the lung to basically inflate again. I had a needle put into my chest to drag all the air out then hopefully the lung would inflate again – which it has. At the time, I think for me, I just got into a zone of: ‘I need to get back playing. We’ve got these games – I want to be back playing for my club; I want to be back playing for England.'”

“It’s important for me now to tell my story, and say it was a big factor in my year leading up to the decision of wanting to retire. Obviously, there are other factors that come into that as well,” she continued. “I don’t want it to happen to anybody else again is my main thing. I don’t want to walk away from the sport having not told it and not say that I want things in place for it not to happen to anyone else.”

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Ellen White: Punctured lung a big reason behind England retirement
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