For devastated Mark Wright, football isn’t the beautiful game at the moment.
The former TOWIE star, who has been snapped up as a player by Crawley Town FC, took to his Instagram page to brand his new career “mentally tough” after a groin injury reoccured.
Mark, 34, uploaded a sorry-looking snap showing him sitting on a chair in sports gear as he wrote: “This game can be so mentally tough.
“Been out with a Grade 1 tear in my groin.
“1st day back and 40mins in goes again.” before adding the hashtag “#gutted.”
Mark, 33, is only on non-contract forms with the League Two side.
He had a previous stint at the club in 2006/7 when they were a non-league side, playing at left-back.
He also played for Southend United part-time before joining TV’s Towie in 2010.
The Sun revealed he was going to sign in June 2020 — making his TV star wife Michelle Keegan, 33, the EFL’s most glamorous Wag.
Mark tried to play down the story, calling it “far-fetched”.
Yet he suffered a horror debut for his team in February as his team lost 3-0, with Mark substituted at half time.
The Crawley boss was keen to defend Wright despite hauling him off.
Yems said: “It wasn’t Mark’s fault, but today it was farcical first half, absolutely farcical.
“It’s easy for me to say that players have got to stand up and be counted, but they have now, if not there’ll be changes and there will be changes.”
In a happier note, Mark has been added to the FIFA 21 game’s player listings.
Earlier this year, the broadcaster juggled football training with launching his new fitness app, Train Wright.
Mark’s regime is also good enough for his wife Michelle Keegan, 33, who previously told fans she had been joining in with Mark’s high-intensity training (HIIT) sessions.