The parents of a semi-professional soccer player in Australia have revealed that their son’s condition has deteriorated dramatically as he is fighting for his life.
The parents of ECU Joondalup SC star Danny Hodgson have revealed that their son’s condition has deteriorated dramatically as he fights for his life after he was the victim of an alleged unwanted assault.
Hodgson was in the intensive care unit at the Royal Perth Hospital after he was allegedly assaulted at Perth train station on 5 September.
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A little less than two weeks ago, Danny’s mother, Nicola, She revealed that her son opened his eyesBut she maintained that “the future is uncertain and we must continue to travel on this journey day in and day out, sometimes hour by hour.”
But since then, his condition has worsened.
Ms Hodgson shared the heartbreaking update in a Facebook post.
“Sorry, we’ve been quiet, everyone,” Ms Hodgson wrote.
“But since last week, with Danny making so much progress and having the most amazing days with him, it has since turned out to be the worst of Friday.
Danny has had more bleeding in the brain and has had more emergency operations over the past few days.
“Danny had to be brought back into a coma am (sic) in an attempt to rest his body and brain.
“We are obviously in a daze at how much he has deteriorated in such a short period of time, but we are asking all of you to pray for him or send positive thoughts because we need them now more than ever.”
Hodgson’s parents arrived in Australia after his mother posted a file Desperate plea on Facebook in need of airline tickets To visit their son in Australia, where the post was shared more than 7,000 times.
Western Australia’s chief health officer, Dr Andrew Robertson, has allowed travel to Western Australia above the cap on an international flight, and parents are nearing the end of the hotel’s quarantine period.
A 15-year-old boy has been charged with grievous bodily harm as a result of Hodgson’s assault.
The Perth Children’s Court was told the boy faces 24 counts of an alleged crime that began in February before assaulting Hodgson at a Perth train station.
Hodgson plays for ECU Joondalup SC in the Premier League, and was awarded the Golden Boot as the tournament’s top scorer in 2020.
He moved to Perth at the age of 18 after spending time with Carlisle United’s second team in the Premier League.
There has been a massive outpouring of support from Australia and the global football community for Hodgson and his family.
A redemption fund created for Hodgson on GoFundMe has raised more than $160,000, with contributions from England internationals Dean Henderson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
ECU Joondalup SC also played an advantageous game against the men’s A-League team Perth Glory on September 21, raising $10,000 from the event.