World Javeline champion, Anderson Peters, is speaking publicly for the first time since his incident on the Harbour Master. On Sunday morning he posted the following on his Facebook page:
Phew …! The past few days have been a rollercoaster for me – from being excited to return home after two great competitions, to being quickly ripped of such excitement replaced with pain and discomfort.
I know that you’re all concerned about my well-being, so please, know that I’m feeling better than I was in the immediate aftermath, but it will be a long road to full recovery.
Whilst I’m concerned about my well-being, I do ask for your positive thoughts to my brother, Kiddon Peters, who also suffered from this dehumanising act. It’s a very challenging time for us as a family; however, by God’s grace we know that things will get better.
On my behalf and that of my family, I say thank you to all citizens of Grenada, all persons near and far who have expressed your deep concerns since this occurrence. To all organisations, clubs and fraternities, thank you. Thank you for standing with me during this difficult time.
To everyone who lent a hand and even risked their own safety on the night of the incident, thank you for all that you did.
I especially thank my parents and family, my coach, my bank family, my club and my sports family for the outpouring of support.
Thank you for praying, sending well wishes and for reaching out in many ways to provide support. My family and I appreciate all of this and in some sense, this energises us to be hopeful for better days to come.