But at 31, that is what the very best scorer at Women’s Euro 2017 does.
“I certainly pressed through it however that was 100% my call because I wasn’t missing that tournament after not receiving an England call-up for a long time.Inch
Which is only the latest unlikely twist inside a nomadic career that has taken her to 12 clubs in five countries – coupled with greater than its great amount of highs and lows.
After making her debut for England against Norway in 2014, Taylor started to shine when she chalked up her first England hat-trick because the Lionesses continued to win the 2015 Cyprus Cup.
And Taylor has shown that. Entering Sunday’s quarter-final against France she needs two more goals to complement the ecu Championship record of former German striker Inka Grings, who scored six at Euro 2009, including two within the 6-2 make an impression on England within the final.
Two constants tell you Taylor’s career: travel and injuries.
But, after beginning her England career so late, she’s proven the mental and physical strength to return to full fitness more often than not.
But while injuries was sometimes inevitable, the need to visit was her choice.
Another knee injuries looked set to derail Taylor’s likelihood of playing in the European Championship – she tore her anterior cruciate ligament after signing for Arsenal at the beginning of 2016.