President of basketball team hospitalised


SWANSEA University and Cardiff University basketball teams will wear “get well” t-shirts at Varsity for a player who is recovering from falling out of a two-story window.

Leo Gould, 20, who is president of Swansea’s basketball club, suffered a head injury and slipped into a coma following the incident before Easter.

The engineering student is being cared for at University of Wales Hospital, Cardiff, and is now awake.

Mr Gould is able to move his eyes, right leg and right arm.

Daniel Buttifant, captain of the basketball team, said:

“I am sure that I can account for everyone in saying that Leo has been the backbone and the life and soul of the basketball club for the last three years.

“I can honestly say that the club wouldn’t be where it is today without Leo.

“He is such an all-round great guy and his presence its greatly missed by everyone, whether its training, matches or on a night out.

“Both Swansea and Cardiff basketball teams will be sporting ‘Get well Leo’ t-shirts at Varsity to show our support for Leo and his family.”

Friends of Mr Gould are also planning to raise money to fund either the ward in Cardiff hospital where Mr Gould is currently staying, or to cover the travel costs of Mr Gould’s parents, who have
travelled from Liverpool several times.

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