“It’s been a good journey, hopefully obviously it’s not over,” he said. “A lot of stuff has happened. It’s been a good journey in that I’ve learned from failing. To have what happened last year and get called up for something meant a lot more than the first time because I had to go through some obstacles to get back.
“First time was pretty much a success, but being away for a while was good to experience in that it made me really grateful to have another chance.
“I tried to keep that mentality this year, and whatever happens in the future, to keep that in mind.”