VIDEO: United star Ronaldo sends get well soon message to English footballer attacked in Perth
25 Sep 2021
A combo image shows Danny Hodgson lying on hospital bed in Perth.
Gulf Today Report
Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has offered his support to Australian-based English footballer Danny Hodgson, who is battling for his life.
Hodgson, who plays for ECU Joondalup in the Western Australia’s National Premier League, was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital after suffering serious injuries following an alleged unprovoked attack in the first week of September.
After undergoing surgery, the striker is in ICU in a critical condition.
Hodgson turned 26 on Sunday, and to mark the occasion the Portuguese ace sent him a personal video message.
“Hi Danny, I just hear about your history, I hope you get well soon,” said the Portugal international.
“I invite you to come to one of [our] games in Manchester, so get well soon my friend. Take care.”
Reigning Premier League champions Manchester City have also sent message of support to Hodgson along with a number of other UK-based clubs.