Whether Draymond Green missed 36 matches last season, not because of any suspensions or rests, but because he suffered from back pain for a long time. He avoided the operation, synonymous with the end of the season, and finally, care and a belt allowed him to get this 4th title.
“I suffered from a hernia on the L5 and S1 vertebrae” he says in the « Checc’n In » podcast hosted by Eugene « Big U » Henley. “So when it flared up, it affected my sciatic nerve. For two months I couldn’t be on the bench or travel with the team because I couldn’t sit down. I had to stand or lie down. »
To help him, the staff designed him a special belt to support his lower back and help him correct his posture. Then this summer, he focused his off-season on muscular work. » Before this injury, I hadn’t noticed that I was holding myself badly. For eight weeks I did nothing but build muscle“.
By the way, he took the opportunity to treat a recurring injury to the left calf. » Throughout my rehab, and while I was letting my back heal, I also strengthened my calf. I couldn’t jump at all anymore. Six weeks ago, I couldn’t run. Say four and a half weeks, five weeks… I couldn’t run“.
As a result, after this hard work, he is ready to return to the pitch « in the best shape » of his career. » I feel like I fired up small muscle groups to make my body work the way it’s really supposed to. So I hope this will keep me healthy longer“.