Danny Rose’s openness about his mental ill health is commendable | Amy Izycky
Elite athletes are especially vulnerable, and the England defender has done sport a favour by speaking outIn an unprecedented move this week, Gareth Southgate and his communications team decided that they wanted to let all 23 members of the England World Cup team talk to the media ahead of the tournament. Something that was even more unprecedented was the 12-minute interview given by Danny Rose, the Tottenham Hotspur defender, who spoke about his recent struggles with depression. One of the triggers was a knee injury sustained in January 2017 that resulted in him being sidelined for eight months. “It led to me seeing a psychologist and being diagnosed with depression, which nobody knows about. I had to get away from Tottenham … I was on med...
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