Sam Ward: Great Britain and England hockey player fighting for career after eye injury
Wonderful Britain hockey player Sam Ward says he will do”everything” to reach the 2020 Olympics after losing the sight in his left eye following a ball into the head.
28, ward, was advised harm to the retina after he was struck in the face during the Olympic qualifying play-off win would be irreversible.
He performed twice in the game to help book Great Britain’s location in Tokyo at the next year’s Games.
After enduring fractures ward underwent operation to rebuild his cheek prior to the degree of the injury will be known, . however, it’s going to be quite a few months, Great Britain Hockey stated.
“I might find some sight back, but that will not be a quick process, and whether it’ll be sufficient for me to return to playing hockey will tell,” Ward said, contrary to reports he had decided to retire.
“This really is a difficult pill to swallow but, as folks know, I am not one to give up easily and I will do everything can to make myself readily available for choice for Tokyo.”
Wonderful Britain and England Hockey’s Performance Director, Ed Barney, stated:”At presentour focus is on encouraging Sam to the best possible degree and ensuring he has access to the finest medical provision and wider service.
“The staff and players wish Sam nicely during this challenging period.”
Ward represented Great Britain at the 2016 Olympics and helped England to European and Commonwealth Games bronze at 2017 and 2018.