April 12, 2024

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Perth soccer player Danny Hodgson speaks publicly for the first time at club’s match after release from hospital

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Perth soccer player Danny Hodgson speaks publicly for the first time at club’s match after release from hospital

Perth soccer participant Danny Hodgson has built a return to his club, saying he feels “good,” the day following becoming discharged right after more than six months in hospital.

Mr Hodgson, 26, sustained critical injuries when he was punched in an unprovoked attack near the town train station on September 5 past 12 months.

He was introduced from medical center on Friday, the exact same working day his 17-calendar year-old attacker was sentenced to a few several years and eight months in juvenile detention.

Mr Hodgson arrived to cheers and applause to look at his club ECU Joondalup SC, now identified as Perth RedStar FC, enjoy its to start with household match of the period. 

“I value everyone’s messages and it truly is been a difficult time, but it truly is been well worth it.

“I have not witnessed [my mates] in six months, so it truly is great to see everybody again.”

Danny smiling.
Mr Hodgson donned his team’s jersey as he arrived to enjoy the initially household recreation of the period. (ABC Information)

Perth RedStar FC basic manager Simon Hicks claimed the club was thrilled to have Mr Hodgson attend the game. 

“It truly is a really emotional moment for the total club. 

“It is pretty distinctive. I assume that we’ve already gained in that Danny’s in this article. Which is the real experience … the actual earn is Danny getting below,” he stated. 

Danny Hodgson's father leans in to give his son a kiss while he is lying in a hospital bed.
Danny Hodgson suffered life-threatening accidents just after staying punched by a 17-yr-previous boy.(Supplied: Nicola Hodgson)

Mr Hodgson, who arrived in a wheelchair, will continue his rehabilitation at residence after mastering to stroll once more whilst in healthcare facility. 

“We’re just making an attempt to appear at all the positives from this story and the way the soccer local community has truly come collectively,” Mr Hicks explained.

“The reality that he is now starting up to walk, which is this kind of a amazing tale for us, and we are definitely, seriously thrilled.”

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Danny Hodgson is undergoing rehabilitation following expending virtually a few months in intensive care.

On Friday, the Perth Children’s Courtroom listened to Mr Hodgson was probably to have extensive-expression disabilities. 

His mother, Nicola Hodgson, mentioned his rehabilitation from property would be “gruelling but value it”.

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