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Kevon Carter and Kerry Baptiste.Defence Force winger Kevon Carter was recently in the headlines after suffering a broken leg against St Ann’s Rangers.

The injury forced Carter off the national team. But mere days after undergoing surgery, the speedy attacker says he’s come to terms with the injury and is now focused on getting back into the national team and Defence Force set up next year.

Doctors say Carter should be able to use the leg in light training in three months but will not be able to return to playing the game until another six months.

Carter says he has left his recovery in God’s hands. “Thank God I’m doing better, not just physically because the surgery was successful but also mentally.

It was a major disappointment because I had to accept that I would be out of football and that was hard because I was looking forward to playing in the Digicel Cup and helping Defence Force capture the major titles,” Carter said. He added that he has forgiven Rangers player Elijah Belgrave for the tackle that led to the injury.

“Now it’s just up to God to decide on my recovery and whether I will be back playing the way I want to. I forgive him for the tackle. He was in touch with me after the game and he apologised.”

Carter will be in the stands looking on at the “Soca Warriors” in Digicel Caribbean Cup action from Tuesday against St Vincent/Grenadines. Haiti and Guyana.

“All I want is for them to win it. The coach and the players have been working very hard and I have faith in them. I think they can take it.”

“My focus is on getting through rehab and it is my hope that the TTFF and the Defence Force can put their efforts together to help me through this because it’s not an easy thing to experience.

But I’m confident that if all goes well, I can be playing again to give the coach the opportunity to assess me and hopefully I can be back in the team for the Gold Cup next year,” added Carter who turns 27 on November 14.