Young Wroxham footballer still ‘poorly’ following serious crash near Norwich

The family of a young footballer who suffered serious injuries in a car crash near Norwich say he remains 'very poorly'.

Liam Still, 21, a goalkeeper for both Wroxham Reserves FC and Riverside Rovers, was injured after the blue Vauxhall Corsa he was driving left the B1108 Watton Road, at Bawburgh, and collided with a tree.

The accident happened at around 5.15am on Saturday as he was travelling towards Norwich, where he lives.

Mr Still, nicknamed 'Stillo', was initially treated at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) but was transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge on Sunday where remains.

The family of Mr Still, who plays in both the Norwich and District Sunday League and the Anglian Combination, said 'he's still undergoing treatment and is still very poorly. That's how things stand'.

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The family had previously issued a statement which told of their 'devastation' over what has happened, but thanked family and friends for the support they have received as well as the 'outstanding' care given by hospital staff.

The statement read: 'All family and friends of Liam have been devastated following the serious crash that Liam was involved in on Saturday morning.

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'He has left his mark on so many people in his life. Liam is loved and thought so much of, by so many people and this has been evident in the number of visitors to see him in hospital and the kind messages left by a number of people on social networking sites, including amongst others, Darren Huckerby and John Ruddy.

'Liam is a keen sportsman and loves his football, playing in goal for a number of teams over the years, most recently Wroxham Reserves.'

Wroxham manager David Batch has today issued a statement of his own. He said: 'We're all in football to enjoy it but this is a horrible, horrible thing for him and his family to go through.

'We're trying to do whatever we can to help and all of our thoughts and prayers are with Liam and his family at this time.'

Team-mates visited Mr Still, a former Sprowston High School pupil, in hospital on Saturday night, with many friends also taking to Twitter to express their support for the popular goalkeeper using the hashtag 'prayforstillo'.

Police are keen to speak to the driver of a black Volkswagen Golf, which is believed to have been in the area around the time of the crash.

Witnesses should call 101.

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