Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley says he ‘didn’t see it coming’ when his playing career was ended early by injury.
Cowley began his career at Wimbledon when they were in the old first division, but his career was cut short when he had captained AFC Hornchurch to a treble winning season.
He had picked up an injury at the end of that season and as Cowley recalls the events, he wasn’t expecting to end his career so suddenly.
“I had 18 months of rehabbing the injury, with a lot of operations and rehab protocol but I wasn’t able to get back where I needed to be,” Cowley said.
“I captained the team that won the treble that year and then I picked up an injury and foolishly tried to play on with it.
“I thought it would just sort itself out then I soon realised it wouldn’t, I ended up banging my head on a brick wall, training on my own trying to get it better.
“It was massive void in my life when I had to retire, I just didn’t see it coming.”
You can see the full interview in the video below, as Cowley speaks to LincSport editor, Danyal Khan about how his playing career ended and why he took the Lincoln City job.