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U’s star cheers fan after leg break ends in intensive care
FOOTBALL fan Micky Cosier broke his thigh bone in a tough tackle and ended up in intensive care.
Mr Cosier, 25, from Wheatley, was playing for Forest Hill in a home game against Woodstock Wanderers on Sunday, September 22 when the accident happened.
He went in for a tackle in the Critchleys Upper Thames Valley League Division Two clash and ended up breaking his right leg.
He was taken to hospital and needed treatment in intensive care when his broken bone started to leak marrow which clotted the blood causing his oxygen level to fall. He is now on the road to recovery.
His dad Michael, 61, said: “Micky has had a season ticket for Oxford United since he was seven.
“So when he was in intensive care I went to get him his next one to cheer him up. “When I was at the stadium, I bumped into U’s community officer Peter Rhoades-Brown and asked him if there was anything they could do for Micky.”
Not only did Mr Rhoades-Brown get the team to sign a programme for their fan, but on Thursday, he and midfielder Andy Whing visited him.
Mr Cosier said: “It was great to meet Andy. I had no idea they were coming.”
While he was in hospital, fiancée Hannah Avil, who he lives with in Wheatley, has been at his bedside.
Mr Cosier’s dad added: “The joke is that they were supposed to be going to a wedding fair on the Sunday he broke his leg, so we’ve all said he’ll do anything to get out of it.”