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Footballer in ‘critical condition’ after suffering severe head injury

The National League South fixture at Twerton Park was abandoned on Tuesday evening after Fletcher collided with an advertising hoarding in the fifth minute.

A general view of at Twerton Park, Bath. Picture date: Wednesday March 17, 2021.© PA

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A non-league footballer from English club Bath City is in a “stable but critical condition” after suffering a severe head injury against Dulwich Hamlet.

The National League South fixture at Twerton Park was abandoned on Tuesday evening after Alex Fletcher collided with an advertising hoarding in the fifth minute.

The 23-year-old was taken by ambulance to hospital and underwent emergency surgery.

Telegraph Sport has been told the review will examine all the circumstances that led to Fletcher’s injury in the fifth minute of his side’s National League South game against Dulwich Hamlet at Twerton Park, which was halted for half an hour before being abandoned.

A review is to be conducted a after Fletcher collided headfirst with a pitch-side advertising board reinforced with concrete blocks.

A statement from Fletcher’s parents, released by the club on Wednesday, read: “Unfortunately Alex has sustained a severe head injury as a result of last night’s events.

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“He required emergency neurosurgery to stabilise his condition and was then admitted to intensive care where he remains in a stable but critical condition.

“Alex’s family would like to thank everyone for their best wishes that have been sent.”

The club added that no further comments would be made at this time and asked for the family’s privacy to be respected.

“Everyone at Bath City is sending their unconditional love, strength and support to Alex and his loved ones,” the statement concluded.

Former Plymouth prospect Fletcher joined Bath in January 2021 and was named player of the year after scoring 19 goals last season.


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