On Sunday 25th September, at c.220pm I broke my face. I was playing 11-aside football, jumped up for a 50/50 challenge to head the ball and then .. BOOM.

Clinically speaking, I had an “open internal reduction of the right zygomatic arch”. Meaning: my cheekbone was in pieces and my jaw and eye socket were also cracked. Literally, a broken face.

To mark the end of the healing process, I made this little book with help from the incredibly talented illustrator, and fellow Canadian Kirstin Smith.

It was also made as a thank you to the people who took such good care of me during a time I couldn’t the two things I love the most: eat and play football.

You can get a copy on Amazon.