Former Middlesbrough and Burnley defender Gary Parkinson received an emotional welcome from supporters at Turf Moor.
The 46-year-old, who has locked-in syndrome, was guest of honour at yesterday's Championship game between the two clubs. He was given a standing ovation as he appeared pitch-side. Middlesborough won 1 - 0 courtesy of Jacob Butterfield's second-half strike.
Parkinson suffered a stroke in 2010 which left him unable to move or speak.
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka hopes his side can continue their recent run of form against Burnley on Saturday.
Boro have won their last three Championship games in a row.
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka says QPR's second goal at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday was "unbelievable".
With the score poised at 1-1 in added time, a defensive back pass appeared to bobble over the foot of goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos and into the path of Bobby Zamora. The R's striker then had the simple task of rolling the ball into the empty net.
Another late strike from Ravel Morrison then sealed a 3-1 win for QPR.
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka says Mustapha Carayol's absence will be a big loss to the club.
The Gambian winger has been ruled out for the rest of the season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The 25-year-old is due to undergo surgery in London next month.
Middlesbrough winger Mustapha Carayol has thanked fans for their support after being ruled out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury.
Scans revealed the 25-year-old tore his anterior cruciate ligament during Saturday's goalless draw with Bournemouth. Boro have confirmed he is due to undergo surgery in two weeks.
The Gambian said on twitter:
Not the way i had imagined my season to end!! But i'll be back stronger....thanks for all the lovely messages peeps really appreciate it ??
Middlesbrough FC has confirmed Mustapha Carayol will be out for the foreseeable future after suffering a serious knee injury.
The Gambian winger sustained the injury late in Saturday's goalless draw with Bournemouth. Scans revealed that he has torn his anterior cruciate ligament. The club said he would undergo knee surgery in two weeks.
Middlesbrough have confirmed that winger Mustapha Carayol will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a serious knee injury.
The 25-year-old sustained the problem late on during Saturday's goalless draw with Bournemouth. Scans have now confirmed Carayol has torn his anterior cruciate ligament.
The Gambian will have an operation on his knee in two weeks.
Middlesbrough Boss Aitor Karanka is not ready to give up on this Championship season yet.
His side travel to Bournemouth tomorrow to a team also in mid-table. Neither team looks in danger of going down, neither seems likely to be moving up.
However, Karanka says there is still a lot to be learned from this campaign.
Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka believes Championship rivals Nottingham Forest are "not in a good moment".
Boro host Forest at the Riverside tonight. The visitors have lost three league games in a row.