Nottingham Trent Student Ewan David. 19, proudly anticipating his return to football.

Nottingham Trent Student to make heroic return to football after breaking his femur.

Nineteen year-old Ewan David is set to make a return to action tomorrow evening (Wednesday November 7) after breaking the biggest bone in his body.

The injury looked set to rule him out of action for 9-12 months, however the young footballer looks set to return to the pitch tomorrow afternoon, just six months later.

Playing for a self founded team known as Fatsper FC against their opponents Surreal Madrid in the 11-a side intramural league back in July, Ewan was involved in a nasty collision in which he suffered the potential career-ending injury.

The game was abandoned due to the extent of his injury, and doctors told Ewan his career may be over.

“Once the doctors told me I may never play again, I made it my goal to not only return to the pitch but to return earlier than expected,” said the business and finance student.

  • Ewan broke his femur in his right leg on Wednesday 18th July 2018.
  • Suffering an injury like this usually side-lines footballers for 9-12 months.
  • Professional footballers who have also suffered with similar injuries to this include Manchester United’s Luke Shaw and David Busst of Coventry City.
  • Ewan will be making his return to football tomorrow on November 7th  2018.

Manchester United’s Luke Shaw recently suffered from a similar injury. It took 11 months for him to return to action.

Luke Shaw’s horrific leg break- Image via Sportskeeda.com

“The doctors told me that my leg has fully healed, however to take it easy when I return to the pitch. We all know that won’t happen as I give my best for the team every game,” he added.

The Essex footballer is set to make his return to action against opponents Glasshouse FC at the Clifton campus.

“Once the doctors told me I may never play again, I made it my goal to not only return to the pitch but to return earlier than expected”
Ewan David, Footballer