New signing Sebastian Cann-Svärd says he had doubts whether he would ever play football again after contracting a serious illness while with Dutch side Roda JC.
The 30-year-old was ruled out for several months, but after being given the green light by doctors, the former Denmark U21 international has fought back to fitness.
“My illness put me out for almost one-and-a-half-years and it was a tough fight to get back,” Cann-Svärd told Chairboys Player.
“I had doubts myself whether I was capable of coming back and if I really wanted to, but I had too much love for the game. I’m healthy and that’s the most important thing.
“I was even thinking about playing with a pacemaker because the doctor was always telling me ‘I don’t think you’re going to play’.
“I was so stupid to even think of taking a chance playing with a pacemaker, nobody can or will do that because you’re playing with your life, but that was when I realised how much I love football.”
Cann-Svärd added: “For me to quit after the doctor said I was OK to play would be stupid, so I thought ‘let me see if I can fight back to a respectable level’ and that’s what I’m doing now.
“I got the OK about a year ago, but you have to imagine if you are sick for three days and you come back then you feel knackered. Add 9/10/11 months on top of that then it’s very tough, but I made it.
“I’m trying to get back to what I know I’m capable of and hopefully Wycombe can get that out of me.”
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