A British footballer who was assaulted in Australia final month stays in intensive care “preventing for his life”, his dad and mom have mentioned.
Former Carlisle United youth participant Danny Hodgson, who moved to Australia aged 18 from Cumbria, was punched at a Perth practice station on 4 September and has been in a medically induced coma after struggling a mind haemorrhage and a cranium fracture from the assault.
In an replace, his dad and mom Peter and Nicola Hodgson mentioned his situation has worsened in latest days.
“Our lovely Danny stays within the ICU at Royal Perth Hospital preventing for his life,” the assertion mentioned.
“Sadly extra bleeds on his mind and ever-present blood clots have seen his situation worsen over the previous few days and he has had a number of extra surgical procedures and procedures.”
Whereas they know the medical prognosis is “as severe because it will get”, they added: “However that is our Danny”.
“He has by no means given up and neither will we,” they mentioned.
Hodgson, 26, had been out with teammates from Nationwide Premier Leagues Western Australia aspect ECU Joondalup earlier than the incident.
ECU Joondalup head coach Kenny Lowe mentioned everybody on the membership was “devastated” by the assault.
Amongst messages of encouragement for Hodgson have been these from Manchester United stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Dean Henderson.
Ronaldo mentioned: “Hello Danny, I simply hear about your historical past and I hope you get nicely quickly. I invite you to come back to one of many video games in Manchester so get nicely quickly my good friend, Take care.”
Henderson mentioned: “Keep sturdy, keep in there. You may get via this, I promise. I understand how laborious you’re and you will be tremendous. I can not wait to get you over to a sport and meet the boys.
“I’ve instructed all of them about you and we’re in your nook – we simply want you all the easiest.”
Hodgson’s dad and mom thanked the “unbelievable workers” at Royal Perth Hospital who’re caring for him and mentioned they’ll “ceaselessly be thankful for their compassion, understanding and talent”.
They mentioned somebody from their Perth-based household, together with Hodgson’s girlfriend Jessica, is at all times at his bedside.
“We are going to by no means cease hoping and praying for the miracle that our boy deserves”, they mentioned.
A 15-year-old boy has been charged with aggravated battery and is reportedly subsequent because of seem at courtroom on 3 November.