The return of Jacob Trzecinski
Mark down Saturday, August 5 in your diaries.
“Everything happened very quickly, it was scary at the time,’’ the Forestville teenager said this week.“Over the course of three days, I had headaches, was vomiting and felt dizzy.
“Eventually I was OK, but it was full on for everyone.”
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy were the first steps in Jacob’s recovery, and then he trained by himself for 10 weeks after deciding he was still keen to play the world game.
After passing a test from Manly’s club physio recently, the 16-year-old completed his first contact session on Monday night, which he described as an ‘enormous step.’
United’s 16s, coached by Andrew Christiansen, play Hakoah Sydney City East at Cromer Park on August 5.
A huge crowd is tipped to be on hand to celebrate Jacob’s second chance at life.
The utility player, who can play either on the left or right of defence as well as in the midfield, just wants to keep things simple.
“I’m excited to be not far away from playing again,” he said.
“It has been a long road.”