Ben has been an integral member of Sussex Thunder for nearly a decade. Sadly, at an away game on the 16th of July, he sustained a significant injury to his leg resulting in both a Fibula fracture, and a Tibula spiral fracture. Whilst awaiting surgery, Ben also suffered an embolism from the bone marrow travelling to his brain as a result of the fractures.
He had a successful surgery the following week, and is now on the long road to recovery; the doctors estimate it will be 6 months until any weight bearing on the leg, and up to a year to walk again.
Ben has a young family and will not be able to work during this time. Please help us support Ben in whatever way we can; any donation, small or large, will be greatly appreciated.
Ben has been a large part of the team through good times and challenging times. He’s a great teammate: he never gives up, picks up those around him, and carries himself with confidence which rubs off on his peers. On the field, he is consistent, talented, and competitive – all the traits you wish for in a receiver.
Despite the severity of the injury, Ben’s love for the game hasn’t diminished. Although his playing career has come to an early end, he has expressed interest in moving into coaching and management. With Ben’s deep knowledge of the game, he will continue to be a great asset to the team.
Ben, we are with you on your journey to get back on your feet. You will be greatly missed by your Thunder family and we love you.