Alex Danson has been handed a major boost when after revealing that she was able to jog for half an hour for the first time in over a year.
Danson celebrated with a morale-boosting social media image as the 34-year-old said her run was a “massive day in her personal journey”.
Danson suffered a traumatic brain injury last September when she accidentally banged her head against a wall.
Her slow journey back to recovery has been well documented, with the England and GB captain admitting this week that “when it comes to the brain there are no timelines, only guidelines.”
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. This picture says it all!! . Today is a MASSIVE day in my personal journey 🌄 . After I came out of hospital and saw a specialist I was told I would be better in a matter of weeks not a matter of months. He told me to come back and see him when I had jogged for 30 minutes . Crucially over the next coming months these targets began to make me feel like I was failing. Why was I not getting better? Why did I feel so unwell and able to do so very little. Perhaps I had something more serious than was first detected? . As the months went on I learnt a valuable lesson, from my own experience and other practitioners. When it comes to the brain there are no timelines, only guidelines . All I know is that I have given everything to the best of my ability to try and recover . Today, 1 year and 37 day later I jogged for the first time for 30 minutes 🏃♀️🏃♀️🤗🤗🔥🔥 . Thank you once again for all your support #mildtraumaticbraininjury #iwillgetbetter #iamgettingbetter #hobbsrehabilitation #itsnotwhatyoucansee #headinjury #brain #recovery #concussion #headways
Danson last played for her country in England’s defeat to Holland at the 2018 Women’s World Cup in London.
She said on an Instagram post: “After I came out of hospital and saw a specialist I was told I would be better in a matter of weeks not a matter of months.
“He told me to come back and see him when I had jogged for 30 minutes.
“All I know is that I have given everything to the best of my ability to try and recover.”
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