‘It was a disaster.’ Harry Redknapp has expressed his sadness at his son Mark’s career-ending injury.
In a new podcast, Harry Redknapp discusses his son Mark’s “awful” football injury.
In a recent conversation, Harry Redknapp reflected on when his sons first started playing football. Jamie Redknapp and Mark Redknapp were both on the verge of becoming famous until the latter had a serious injury.
Mark and his brother Jamie started playing football as teenagers.
Despite being on the books at AFC Bournemouth at the age of 18, he did not pursue a career in football.
This was due to a major ankle injury he sustained throughout the game.
Harry reflected on his recent appearance on Olly Murs’ Soccer Aid podcast.
“Well, Mark signed for Bournemouth, but he fractured his ankle so badly,” he explained.
“It was horrific, they were going to fuse it,” says the narrator.
Following his injury, Mark went on to play for a number of non-league clubs.
“Then he came back and started playing non-league for Dorchester Town and the Southern League,” Harry added.
“However, he couldn’t walk for a week after he played, which was ridiculous.”
Following his football career, he went on to work as a model and a real estate developer.
In addition, Harry’s children have started football training, something he has expressed pride in.
Jamie, Harry’s second son, had a successful professional football career.
He has 17 England caps and has played for Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, and Southampton.
Jamie is now a Sky Sports pundit after a successful professional career.
Later this year, Harry will appear in the latest edition of Soccer Aid.
In the new competition, he’ll be back in charge of the Rest of the World team.
Usain Bolt, Roman Kemp, Ore Oduba, and Yungblud are among the celebrities and professional athletes who have already committed to his side.
England will be represented by Wayne Rooney, James Arthur, and Paddy McGuinness.
Sven-Göran Eriksson will be in charge of this, with Robbie Williams assisting him.
Maya Jama will be backstage with Alex Scott and Dermot O’Leary, who will be presenting the action.