Bath City striker Alex Fletcher has been cleared to play all yet again, 9 months after struggling a excessive head injury when he collided with a concrete wall.
The 24-year-outmoded famous surgical blueprint and used to be in a coma for five days following the accident all the blueprint through a match against Dulwich Hamlet in November closing year.
Fletcher has moreover been given a original contract by Bath.
“No one will ever ticket how frequently I’ve played out the eventualities in my mind,” he said.
“The following time stepping encourage on to Twerton Park with the number seven on my encourage, my subsequent aim, my subsequent gain as a Roman. Or no longer it’s in point of fact what’s been keeping me going all the blueprint through my total recovery.”
It represents a excellent recovery for Fletcher, who told BBC Sport in April that his family had been given stark warnings in regards to the attainable extent of his injury.
“My surgeon gave them the guidelines that if I made it through the surgical blueprint, which used to be a slim probability as it used to be, I could maybe no longer be the identical particular person,” Fletcher said. “I could maybe no longer accept as true with notify of my legs. I could maybe no longer even be conscious my family due to the build aside the affect used to be.”
- ‘Doctors said if I made it, I could maybe no longer be the identical’
Fletcher joined the Bath squad in full coaching on Thursday sooner than their National League South league marketing campaign begins on Saturday at Dartford. The forward will shuffle with the group on Saturday nonetheless is maybe no longer section of the matchday squad.
Manager Jerry Gill said: “To seek Alex encourage in full contact coaching all the blueprint through the crew, having been given the all sure from the experts, is so animated.
“Or no longer it’s credit to his obvious and sure mindset to how a long way he has come since that bad evening encourage closing year. We will proceed to work with him and no longer bustle anything else at this stage, nonetheless it goes to no longer be prolonged till we seek him encourage out on the pitch in a Bath City shirt.”
Fletcher added: “After a turbulent time for me, my family, my shut friends and each person connected with Bath City, I’m absolutely cheerful to no longer most efficient accept as true with the varied to salvage encourage on the pitch, nonetheless to proceed taking part in my section for this astounding football club.”
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