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 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.”