Severely injured former Carlisle United youth player leaves intensive care after 59 days

Danny's family say they've drawn strength from all the messages of support.

A Cumbrian footballer fighting for his life in Australia has left intensive care.

Danny Hodgson - a former Carlisle United youth player who now plays for Edith Cowan University football team in Joondalup, Western Australia - who is recovering from an alleged unprovoked attack in a railway station in Perth, Western Australia, is now being treated on a trauma ward.

His 59-day stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) saw him placed into an induced coma and visited by friends and family from Australia and the UK.

Danny remains in a critical condition and is still being watched over by a team of neurosurgeons at the Royal Perth Hospital.

An update on his condition has been issued by his parents Nicola and Peter Hodgson, both of Cleator Moor.

They also released this image of Danny from his time in the ICU.

His 59-day stay in the intensive care unit (ICU) saw him placed into an induced coma.

Following his injury Danny has received support from across the world of football.

Fundraising efforts were launched with generated the cash needed for his parents to visit him in Australia. Nicola and Peter were allowed to visit their son in hospital for compassionate reasons under Australia's Covid-19 protocols.

More fundraising is being carried out to support Danny's partner and family while they attend to him.

To mark his 26th birthday, Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo sent Danny his best wishes.

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the alleged attack on Danny.

Nicola and Peter gave their thanks to the doctors and nurses who have been looking after their son.