Doctors initially suggested he undergo an operation to repair the sports injury, but he was scared off the idea after being warned there was a small chance he could be left with a permanent limp. “I"ve been managing that (injury) for over a decade. I"ve actually shredded the tendon itself so blood can"t get in to repair it," the Daily Express quoted him as saying.
“There is an operation where they"ll detach it for you and clean it up and stick it back on but there"s a 10 percent chance you will walk with a well-defined limp, and I"ve already got the limp," he said.
But now he is finally letting doctors do their job, and he"s enduring painful treatments to repair his leg for good. “The technology has caught up and I"m doing this series of things at the moment where they take the blood out of my arm and they inject it directly into the tendon... it"s significantly painful," he added.