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Chris Coleman : Second Club Statement

last updated Wednesday 03rd January 2001, 10:30 PM
Further to the previous statement issued by Fulham Football Club regarding the car accident involving the Club’s Captain Chris Coleman, the Club has now received clarification of the incident last night.

Chris was travelling home and lost control of his vehicle, due to the slippery conditions caused by recent heavy rains and snow in his area. The police have advised that, as is their standard procedure, an investigation into the cause of the accident will be carried out. Chris was on his own in the car and no other vehicle was involved. The accident happened at approximately 9pm last night and it was not until about 10.30 that Chris was freed from the wreckage of his car by the emergency services. An operation was carried out soon after midnight to his right leg, which was broken in three places.

Chris’s recollection of the accident is very hazy but contrary to certain suggestions made in the press earlier today he had certainly not been with the Club’s Chairman Mohamed Al Fayed.

The Club’s Managing Director, Michael Fiddy, comments:

“Having spoken with Chris and the Doctor at the hospital we have been informed that Chris has sustained a fracture of the right tibia and fibula and a fracture of the right ankle for which he received surgery last night to realign and repair. He received no other injuries and his general condition is good, it is confirmed however that he will certainly miss the rest of the season.

“Chris is, as ever, in a composed state and despite the great trauma he has been through is showing great resilience. He is very grateful for the actions of all the emergency services whose prompt actions have prevented what could have been an even worse outcome from this very unfortunate accident.

“Chris is obviously extremely disappointed to be missing the rest of the season, especially at the crucial time, he will obviously be 100% behind the team for all future fixtures and thanks the fans for the good wishes which have begun to pour in”.

Having seen the pictures and heard the description of the accident all at the Club are relieved that Chris is well and in a position to make a full recovery. The Chairman has assured Chris that all will be done by the Club to look after him during this difficult time and we all wish him well for a swift recovery”
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