Kedah striker Chidi Edeh has been playing with a groin injury for half a year now. And he is willing to play through the pain barrier again in Saturday’s Malaysia Cup final against Selangor.
The 28-year-old Nigerian tore a muscle in his groin midway through the Red Eagles’ Premier League campaign.
The doctors advised Edeh to take a complete rest – for at least one month – for the injury to heal.
But the Nigerian defied the doctors’ orders and helped Kedah lift the Premier League title and qualify for the Malaysia Cup final.
“I have not fully recovered from the injury. But I cannot rest because I am the main striker in the team … there are so many important games to play. There is one more game to go and I can rest and recover at home after the final,” said Edeh on Wednesday.
“Many people don’t know the pain I’m going through just to play and score goals for Kedah. Many people criticise and talk about my game. But they really don’t know that I’m in pain. The team officials know the real situation and understand and appreciate what I’m doing.”
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