TYLER Weir says he only has himself to blame for his enforced absence from the Worcester City team.
The right-back’s appearance in Monday’s 3-1 defeat to Solihull Moors was his first since January 12 following a nasty facial injury.
Weir suffered bruising and damage to his teeth in a fall outside a gym, after which doctors feared he may have had bleeding on the brain.
However, the 22-year-old admits the fall was down to not eating enough before taking to the treadmill.
He explained: “I ran eight miles and then I went to the gym and did more weights and cardio.
“When I went outside from the warm into the cold I felt all dizzy and feint and fell into the wall.
“All I’d had to eat was two pieces of toast so it’s my own fault because I was dehydrated.”
Weir added: “I went to hospital and they thought it was bleeding to the brain or meningitis but I had tests and scans and they came back clear.”
Having missed four games, Weir was itching to get back on the pitch and is prepared to play through the pain barrier to keep his place because it could still be up to a month before his teeth are repaired.
“It’s still quite sore and I can’t talk properly,” he said. “It’s up to me if I play.
“One tooth has to come out so the dentist said if it gets knocked out not to worry about it.
“If I didn’t play on Monday night I wouldn’t have played for another month.
“It’s a bit annyoing not playing and, although we have got good team spirit, you don’t feel the same not being involved.”
The highly-rated former Hereford United player had been an ever-present in Carl Heeley’s team until the accident and is determined to get back into the groove quickly.
He wants Worcester to consign the Solihull defeat to history and get their Blue Square Bet North play-off bid back on track with victory at Harrogate Town this Saturday.
“It was a bad result on Monday. I thought we played OK in the first-half but we gave them goals,” Weir said.
“We want the best for Carl and Matt Gardiner because they put a lot of faith in us and we are not repaying them.
Weir added: “It’s a big game on Saturday.
“If we win that match, we are right back in it.”