Tonbridge Angels footballer Mikel Suarez praises fans for support after serious head injury in match
A Kent footballer unconscious for a week after being
injured in a match has thanked fans for their support as he
continues to recover.
Tonbridge Angels striker Mikel Suarez said the reaction
from family, friends and strangers "brought out the humanity" in
He clashed heads with a team-mate when they both went for a
header in the Blue Square South game against Farnborough on
Saturday, October 13.
The 26-year-old was in intensive care with a head
injury in the collision with Lee Browning during the second
half of the 4-1 defeat at Farnborough.
Now Mikel has said in a statement on the club's website: "I
want to thank everyone for the fantastic support and kind messages
I and my family have received since my unfortunate accident in the
match against Farnborough FC in October.
"These have been transmitted to me and have sincerely helped me
in remaining positive during my recovery.
"It's moments like these that bring out the humanity in people
in a sport as competitive as football, and puts things into
"I am still in the process of recovering, however hope to be
back up and running early to mid next year.
"Thanks everyone once again and I look forward to being back on
Both players were carried off and taken to hospital after the
accident, with Browning released later in the evening having
also suffered a head wound.
Mikel's family flew over from Spain to be at his bedside.
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