SEATTLE — An unprecedented leg injury forced Seattle Sounders player Steve Zakuani to leave the field at the height of his career in 2011. After nine surgeries and severe nerve damage, Steve Zakuani returned to the Seattle Sounders FC in 2012. On February 9.  

Today, Zakuani and executive producer Dan Price join New Day Northwest to talk about their new documentary “Unbreakable”, which recounts Zakuani's career and recovery for the worst injury in the history of Major League Soccer. 

The documentary begins by looking at Zakuani’s start in inner-city London and focuses heavily on his recovery. Just under a year and a half after his injury Zakuani was back on the soccer field, playing for the Sounders throughout the 2012 season. He briefly played for the Portland Timbers before retiring as a Sounder in 2013.

Zakuani is currently part of the Sounders broadcast team, published a book in 2015 and runs his own foundation called Kingdom Hope which inspires people from all over the world to tap into their leadership potential.

EVENT INFO:  Attend the SIFF Cinema premiere of "Unbreakable" on Zakuani's birthday, Feb 9th. Tickets cost $20. SIFF Cinema Egyptian, 805 E Pine St., Seattle.

Connect with Steve's nonprofit, Kingdom Hope, on Facebook

Keep up with Steve on Twitter: @Zakuani11

Photo credits:

Otto Greule, Jr. / Getty Images: Steve playing vs. Colorado, scoring against Houston, goal celebration

Drew Hallowell / Getty Images: Steve celebrating on the pitch with teammates

Doug Pensinger / Getty Images: Steve on a stretcher, two photos of fans showing support by holding "11" signs

Mat Hayward / Getty Images for Detla Airlines: Steve signing autograph, Steve and fans aboard Delta Airlines plane

Seattle Sounders FC: Steve on the pitch, holding a microphone. 

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