Following Luis’ operation his main focus was returning to fitness as soon as possible, and he was really disheartened to learn that the physiotherapists thought he would not be able to play rugby again. He explains his rehabilitation further, “initially Leicester Tigers rehabbed me twice a week until my contract came to an end in June 2016. I then moved on to have strength and conditioning once a week at the Lilleshall Sports Injury Clinic.
Andy Williams was uncertain that I would return to professional rugby due to the serious nature of my injury but he was positive because of my age and my level of fitness that I would have a good chance. A year following my operation, I had exceeded everyone’s expectations, I was signed for by Bridgnorth RFC in a semi-professional league, and played in a festival in Bournemouth which was a great turning point in my recovery.
Alongside rugby, I have taken up Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Cage fighting and have recently won a MMA fight only 18 months since I had my operation. I believe that I have really grown through his experience over the last couple of years, it’s made me so determined and such a strong person, out of a horrible situation finally my future looks positive."