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West Ham's Davenport happy to be able to play again

West Ham United defender Calum Davenport admits he feared for his career after breaking his neck while on-loan at Watford earlier this season.

Davenport believes the injury is going to make him a better person and that he is just thankful his football career is not over.

"I'm definitely going to have a different aspect on everything that I'm doing to be honest," he told Sky Sports News. "I think there was a lot of swelling and bleeding around my neck and obviously I broke a bone.

"It was quite worrying for me, but thankfully I'm still walking because some people don't come through it.

"I'm going to be alright. It's a long road but I'm going to come through it.

"It's difficult when you're picking up injury after injury to stay motivated and to see any light at the end of the tunnel, but I've got a good family around me who can pick you back up when you are feeling low.

"It's made me a better person. Even in the last two weeks since it happened I look at things differently. I was lying there thinking the worst.

"I'm just thankful that I'm still going to be able to play football which is something I love."

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