December 3rd marked a challenging chapter in my journey as a professional squash player. As I faced off against the defending champion Hania El Hammamy in the Final match, the day took an unexpected turn after the first 10 minutes. A sharp pain in the back of my right leg disrupted the match.
Regrettably, I couldn’t play my so expected final match at the Hong Kong Open, where I had been playing my best to get to the final. It was a hard pill to swallow, but amidst the difficulty not only because of the injury, but also for being miles away from my country, the unwavering support from my family and friends became a source of strength with all the messages I received during this challenging moment.
Each injury comes with its own set of hurdles, but the experience of overcoming it in the past provides a glimmer of hope for the journey ahead.
The road to recovery may be challenging, but I am determined to come back stronger. This period will see me stepping away from the courts temporarily, a decision that aims at ensuring a full and effective recovery.
My Final Thoughts:
While this match did not unfold as planned, it’s a reminder that setbacks are an integral part of any athlete’s journey. I appreciate the support pouring in and look forward to the day when I can step back onto the courts, ready to face new challenges with resilience and determination. The road to victory may have its bumps, but I am committed to navigating through them and emerging stronger on the other side.