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Wednesday 28 Nov 2018
Sidelined NI goalkeeper Trevor Carson takes to Twitter to thank well-wishers for messages of support

Sidelined NI goalkeeper Trevor Carson takes to Twitter to thank well-wishers for messages of support.

Northern Ireland goalkeeper Trevor Carson has taken to social media to thank well-wishers for their messages of support after it was revealed he could be facing a lengthy lay-off from the game.

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Last week his club, Motherwell, revealed the 30-year-old has been ruled out of action for ‘an indefinite period’ after developing deep vein thrombosis. DVT is a blood clot that develops within a deep vein in the body, usually in the leg, groin or arm.

The Fir Park side said the Northern Ireland international, who won the latest of his five caps for his country in the Nations League game against Austria, took ill last Wednesday and received specialist care from the staff at University Hospital Wishaw.

The Scottish Premiership club further revealed Carson is now on the mend but will require ongoing treatment that will rule him out for an unspecified amount of time.

In a message posted on Twitter last night, the 30-year-old wrote: “Finally getting around to reading everyone’s supportive messages and would just like to say thank you. It’s been a tough few days but, thanks to the amazing staff at Wishaw Hospital, I am on the mend. I, for one, have maybe taken the NHS for granted in the past but we are so lucky to have them. 

“Thanks to Motherwell, Alan Burrows, the gaffer [Stephen Robinson] and Davy Henderson who have been in contact regularly and to the lads for cheering me up with that result on Saturday. 

“And, most importantly, to my family; it’s times like this you realise how lucky you are and they will be my inspiration to get back healthy.

“It’s a long road ahead but I feel positive and I know how much worse things could have been. I don’t want to preach but life is precious, enjoy every day of it. Thanks again. Trev.”