Bashed soccer player Danny Hodgson back on ventilator and under sedation

The West Australian
Bashed soccer player Danny Hodgson is back on a ventilator and under sedation.
Camera IconBashed soccer player Danny Hodgson is back on a ventilator and under sedation.

Bashed soccer player Danny Hodgson is back on a ventilator and under sedation.

The 26-year-old’s condition briefly improved this week and on Tuesday he opened his eyes for the first time since being put in an induced coma after his alleged attack at Perth Train Station on September 5.

But Mr Hodgson’s mother said on Thursday that he was once again under sedation and had undergone a tracheotomy.

ECU soccer player Danny Hodgson.
Camera IconECU soccer player Danny Hodgson. Credit: Facebook/Facebook

“While this has been a really difficult thing to hear, it is to protect his airways and prevent his condition worsening,” Nicola Hodgson said.

“(The tracheotomy) should make Danny feel a little better as it will be more comfortable and it gives the doctors access to his airways to keep them clear.”

Nicola and Peter Hodgson are expected to on Friday be released from the hotel where they have been quarantining since arriving in Perth from Britain a fortnight ago. The couple will then be permitted to touch their son for the first time since the alleged attack.

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with grievous bodily harm over Mr Hodgson’s alleged bashing.

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