Chelsea defender Reece James has proven his class in a sort gesture to a younger participant who has been forced out of the sport forward of his time.
Peterborough United teen Bobby Copping had to retire from soccer just lately after affected by a ‘freak accident’ throughout coaching final summer season.
Copping headed the ball and suffered a mini-seizure, dropping sight and going numb down one aspect of the physique, spending 4 days in hospital off the again of the incident.
The 19-year-old had hoped to return to enjoying however throughout his comeback sport, he suffered the same occasion, forcing him to retire from the sport for good.
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“That’s what makes it scary is how fast issues can change as a result of I used to be completely flying, enjoying very well, doing all the things I may to be the perfect I can after which I headed a ball and my profession is completed,” he informed BBC Sport.
He added: “I’m nonetheless struggling with the signs now on a day-to-day foundation.
“I’ve reminiscence issues and being a younger lad that is fairly worrying however hopefully that may get higher over time. I am unable to be a passenger in a automobile as a result of I get actually dangerous illness and simply common complications, and once I get them, I’ve to sleep them off.”
Off the again of Copping’s retirement, gamers have been reaching out to lengthen their help, and Chelsea defender James has carried out simply that.
(Image: Bobby Copping/Instagram)
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The younger full-back reached out to Copping on Twitter to say: “We’re all with you, brother. Everything occurs for a motive.” The Chelsea star went on to ask for Copping’s quantity to schedule a cellphone name.
Copping posted a screenshot of the dialog on Instagram and stated: “Nice to have a chat with Reece James. Blown away as soon as once more by the help. Thank you.”
Peterborough have helped Copping keep within the sport by giving him a enterprise operations function on the membership.