MORE ABOUT ED JACKSON
The figurative mountain facing Ed Jackson after the Easter of 2017 was monumental.
Having undergone an operation to repair a fracture dislocation of his C6/C7 vertebrae sustained whilst diving into the shallow end of a swimming pool, he lay, quadriplegic, on his back in ICU with only limited movement in his right arm.
The scale of his recovery was so immense that the experts had warned him he may never walk again, let alone continue to play rugby professionally. His career as his knew it was extinguished and he now faced an uphill battle for his own independence.