Craig Gordon is a 32 year old Scottish shot-stopper who has been affected by injuries on numerous occasions during his playing career. The first top European club that Craig Gordon joined was Sunderland as he signed with the English team in August of 2007 and penned a 5 year long contract but he had to miss out from several months of playing time due to a knee injury and this allowed Simon Mignolet in becoming the first choice goal-keeper of Sunderland.
Knee injuries have not been the only physical condition that he has suffered from as he also broke his arm with Sunderland which forced him to miss out from the start of the 2010-11 Premier League season.
His ongoing problems with injuries have also constrained the Scottish footballer on making a limited amount of performances in the international stage for his country.
Going through rehabilitation is not something new for Craig Gordon as he has gone through a few surgeries in order to heal the injuries that he has sustained and the experienced goal-keeper has even stated that at one point in time his kids even asked him what did he do for a living, since he was out of action for so long.
‘’They have stood by me and they have supported me for two whole years when I wasn’t working.When I was concentrating fully on getting back into football, it must have been a hard thing for them to have to deal with.’’
“They were so young they never really knew what daddy did for a living. They were a big part of my inspiration to get back to top-level football. I wanted to show them what their daddy used to do!’’ Celtic’s Craig Gordon said.
However, even with all of his injuries Gordon has still managed to stand out and make an impact as the coach of Celtic, Ronny Deila recently offered the Scottish footballer a chance to remain performing with the club until the day that he decides to hang up his gloves.
Craig Gordon has been attracting the attention of top Premier League clubs including: Chelsea but RoonyDeila wants to keep Gordon in the team for as long as possible as the manager has already stated that he has no intentions of selling him.