Cricket: The Day Colly Thought: That's It, My Career's over; WORLD CUP EXCLUSIVE
Byline: Neal COLLINS
LAST YEAR, Paul Collingwood woke up to find that the finely-tuned machinery he uses every day at work had ceased to function.
The 26-year-old Durham lad had lost all feeling in his right arm, a fairly crucial part of any right-handed all-rounders' tool box.
The date is etched in his mind. Collingwood groans: "It was August 1, 2002. I'll never forget it. I woke up with a stiff neck. Then I found I couldn't move the arm at all.
"I knew I had to get it sorted out but I couldn't even open the car door.
"I thought: That's it, the Ashes tour, the World Cup, the career. All gone."
Collingwood, having finally become a regular in England's one-day side - "I'd played 23 on the trot" - went to Durham physio Nigel Kent with his …
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Publication information: Article title: Cricket: The Day Colly Thought: That's It, My Career's over; WORLD CUP EXCLUSIVE. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The People (London, England). Publication date: January 26, 2003. Page number: 36. © 2009 MGN LTD. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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