Swansea defender Taylor saw psychologist after bad ankle injury

Swansea defender Neil Taylor sought help from a psychologist to overcome his horrific ankle injury.

Taylor has spoken of how he turned to psychologist Dr Ian Mitchell, a senior lecturer in sports psychology at Cardiff Metropolitan University, who also played professionally at Hereford.

The 24-year-old told the club's official website: "I've tried to explore every single avenue there is in terms of aiding my comeback.

"I'd spoken with quite a few people within the club and I decided it would be good idea if I went to see someone (head physio) Kate Rees knew.

"It was all about talking about the injury, how I felt, the thought of going into a 50-50 challenge and the possibility of it happening again. But it was also about positive thinking too.

"I am mentally strong anyway, and the psychologist told me I didn't need to see him much because he realised very early on how I am as a person.

"But it was worth it. I wanted to do every possible thing to help myself return quicker than anticipated, and that was a part of it.

"I'm glad I did it, because it has been part of the process which has got me to where I am today."

Have your say

Related Images