King’s Lynn-raised Great Britain and England women’s hockey coach Danny Kerry recovering after heart attack

Great Britain and England women's hockey coach Danny Kerry. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Great Britain and England women's hockey coach Danny Kerry. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Great Britain's Olympic gold medal-winning hockey coach Danny Kerry is recovering after suffering a heart attack.

The King's Lynn-raised coach was admitted to hospital after feeling unwell while with England at the World League semi-final in South Africa.

Mr Kerry, who is also the England coach, will miss the defence of the European title and is not expected to return until September.

He said: 'I would like to give my huge thanks and debt of gratitude to Dr Ramjee and the wonderful staff at Milpark for the exceptional care I received whilst in hospital.

I would also like to convey how proud I am of how both players and staff continued through the tournament in such a professional manner, particularly during the Saturday I was admitted.


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'I look forward to some extended time with my wonderful family and friends, to recovering, and to returning to the role I love in due course.'

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