Friday, 4 March 2016

So bad: 17 year old footballer damages spinal cord while playing football and may never walk again

 A promising 17 year old footballer Ellis Robinson who plays for Rochdale FC has been told by surgeons that he may never walk again talk more of playing football after he injured his spinal cord while playing 5-aside football with his uncle and players from local side Limeside King George last week.

 He fell on the floor and a player mysteriously landed on his back, after which he immediately felt unable to move his body from the chest down. Footballers like Phil Neville and Joey Barton have already contributed cash to his rehabilitation after surgeons today announced he might not be able to walk again.

 His club Rochdale Fc released a statement ;
''Our thoughts and prayers are with Ellis and his family at this time, and we are offering our full support.
''Ellis has a long journey in front of him as he begins the fight to walk again, and his family and friends are raising money to aid his road to recovery. They’ve set up a GoFundMe page for donations.''

''Rochdale Football Club will also be raising money for Ellis – full details will announced in the coming days.
''You can show your support on Twitter by tweeting @teamellis and using the #teamellis''.
From everyone at Rochdale Football Club, we wish Ellis the very best in his recovery. Get well soon, Ellis! 
His uncle Chris Robinson, 32, who was with him at the time of the accident said: “We can’t believe it.
“You just never think something like this will happen.
“Even his doctors have been left flabbergasted, they have seen injuries like this from rugby but never football.
“It’s obviously devastating for all of us.
“But the response and the support we’ve received has been absolutely amazing.
“Even people we don’t know have been so kind.
“I know it means a lot to Ellis and it’s helping him, and us, prepare for what we know will be a long road ahead.”

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