Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/8/14
Wayne Thorne, a former soccer player and current manager of Larkhall Athletic FC, was involved in a head-on car crash, and suffered a ruptured artery and 16 crushed ribs. Due to the severity of his injuries, he was placed in a medically induced coma for over a week. After his wife told him of his team’s 4-3 win over Bridport, Thorne opened his eyes. Per the Bath Chronicle: While Wayne was in the coma the intensive care nurses advised his family to keep talking to him and Mandy and his brother Gary, who played for Bath City between 2001 and 2003, visited on the Saturday to update him on Larkhall Athletic’s result. She said: “Football and sport and being active, that has been his life, so when he was in his coma we were told to talk to him. “On the first Saturday Larkhall had a game and me and his brother told him the score and he opened his eyes. “I know studies have shown that they can hear you and me and his brother truly believe he heard us. It was brilliant to see, because he absolutely loves his football and is so dedicated to Larkhall Athletic.” Thorne’s [...]
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