COUNTY NEWS: Footballer collapses during training

A Sussex footballer who collapsed yesterday (Wednesday, November 4) during a training session has been named.

Standing Images for web. East Sussex Ambulance.
Standing Images for web. East Sussex Ambulance.

Ricki Skinner was with fellow team members at Westfield Football Club’s 3rd team’s session on the playing fields at Claremont School in St Leonards when he fell ill.

Supporters and members of the club have taken to Twitter to wish Ricki a speedy recovery.

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He collapsed suddenly and several people tried to resuscitate him and administer CPR before paramedics arrived.

Ricki was then rushed to the Conquest Hospital.

He is currently in an induced coma.

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