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
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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
'I know how hard you are and you'll be fine.
'I can't wait to get you over to a [Manchester