DUFFY: NO FEAR ON LIVER SCARE
BLACKBURN defender Shane Duffy says he has banished the memory of the day that he came close to losing his life on a football pitch.
Four years ago Duffy, who joined Rovers from Everton on deadline day, lost 3.6 litres of blood after lacerating his liver in a freak training ground collision while with the Republic of Ireland squad.
He needed life-saving surgery and said: “I don’t really think about it anymore as I’m back to where I was before it happened. I’m just enjoying that I’m still here and still playing. It set me back but it was one of those unfortunate things that can happen in football.”
Duffy’s sole focus now is on making sure that he makes a success of his switch to Everton on a three-year contract.
He added: “My aim is to get into the first team but we’ve got three great centrehalves here.
“There’s competition here and that’s good. It keeps you on your toes and it improves you as a player, which I want.
“I’ve just got to work hard in training, get into the team and then try and stay in the team.”
FIT AGAIN: Shane Duffy