Stress at Top Sporting Levels

Stress can easily affect even the most, well trained of us who are in the best of health. Cricketer Jonathon Trott made news headlines when he left Australia this year before the Ashes had finished due to a stress related illness.

The good news is that Trott is now fighting fit again and is scheduled to be back in play for Warwickshire on the 1st of April.

He is aiming to make it back to being the crucial member of England’s set up that he was before his illness, and certainly seem eager to get back on his feet, Tweeting: “Thrilled to confirm I will return for @CricketingBears vs Gloucs on 1st April. Thanks to everyone for such amazing support #youbears”.

It is good to see that he has had support to help him through his stress illness, as support from friends and family can be paramount in making a quick recovery.

Details of his illness have not been made public, respecting his privacy, and so it is unknown if he has followed any treatment. There are many different ways to treat stress, and different tactics work for different people, such as mindfulness, which is spreading so incredibly quickly across the country.

It will be fantastic to see Trott on the field at Edgbaston again and is great to see the wide spread acceptance over his illness that people have shown.

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