Footie star’s gut re­ac­tion


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A FOOTIE player suf­fered a life threat­en­ing in­jury in a freak STOM­ACH ac­ci­dent dur­ing a game.

De­fender John O’Donoghue punc­tured an in­tes­tine af­ter col­lid­ing with a team­mate dur­ing his side’s 11-0 de­feat in the Carls­berg South West Penin­sula league at the week­end.

The Holswor­thy FC cap­tain was rushed to a Truro hospi­tal where he un­der­went a five-hour op­er­a­tion af­ter his in­jury against Hel­ston Ath­letic in west Cornwall.

Holswor­thy chair­man Barry Par­rish said: “In all the years I have been in foot­ball I have seen some bad in­juries but I have never heard of any­body punc­tur­ing their in­tes­tine. He is lucky to be here.”

John is ex­pected to stay in hospi­tal for the rest of the week while he re­cov­ers.

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