English Footballer Returns to Club After Serious Brain Injury

(BBC Sport) – Bath City striker Alex Fletcher has been cleared to play again, nine months after suffering a serious head injury when he collided with a concrete wall.

The 24-year-old needed surgery and was in a coma for five days following the accident during a match against Dulwich Hamlet in November last year. Fletcher has also been given a new contract by Bath.

“Nobody will ever understand how many times I’ve played out the scenarios in my mind,” he said.

“The next time stepping back on to Twerton Park with the number seven on my back, my next goal, my next win as a Roman. It’s truthfully what’s been keeping me going throughout my entire recovery.” CONTINUE