Cristiano Ronaldo shares heartwarming message for young player almost killed in ...

Cristiano Ronaldo shares heartwarming message for young player almost killed in ...
Cristiano Ronaldo shares heartwarming message for young player almost killed in ...

Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has sent a personal message to a young football player who was nearly killed in a horrific one-punch attack.

Danny Hodgson, 26, was allegedly attacked near Perth Train Station on September 4 on his way home from a soccer game.   

He was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital with severe head injuries, and underwent emergency surgery for bleeding to the brain and a skull fracture. 

The promising soccer star (pictured) briefly woke up but was again sedated and placed back on a ventilator after a tracheotomy

The promising soccer star (pictured) briefly woke up but was again sedated and placed back on a ventilator after a tracheotomy

" class="c5" scrolling="no"

Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo sent a supportive video message wishing Danny Hodgson well

Ronaldo said he hoped he got better soon and invited him to a Manchester United match in the UK

Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo sent a supportive video message wishing Danny Hodgson well

The personal trainer, originally from Cumbria in north-west England, suffered severe brain haemorrhaging. 

Mr Hodgson opened his eyes this week but had to be sedated and placed back on a ventilator after having a tracheotomy to protect his airway. 

Cristiano Ronaldo recorded a supportive video message for Hodgson, saying he hoped he got better soon and invited him to a Manchester United match in the UK. 

'Hi Danny, I just heard about your story, I hope you get well soon. I invite you to come to one of our games in Manchester, so get well soon my friend,' he said in the video. 

Dean Henderson, Ronaldo's team mate and a goalkeeper for the famous side, also reached out to the 26-year-old, who he played alongside at Carlisle United early in their careers.      

'Stay strong, stay in there, you'll get through this, I promise,' he said. 

Nicola and Peter Hodgson made a desperate dash to Perth from the UK and said it was a beautiful moment to hold their stricken boy's hand

Nicola and Peter Hodgson made a desperate dash to Perth from the UK and said it was a beautiful moment to hold their stricken boy's hand

'I know how hard you are and you'll be fine.

'I can't wait to get you over to a [Manchester

read more from dailymail.....

PREV Texas high school theater teacher quits over backlash after he was recorded ...
NEXT PICTURED: NYU student shot dead by jealous NYPD cop in lovers' spat