CHRIS PRICE RECOVERING AFTER FREAK ACCIDENT
One week ago, former Aston Villa right-back Chris Price, who played over 100 games for the club from 1988-1992, nearly lost his life when he was caught by a ‘rip’ underwater current and dragged out to sea while playing football with his youngest daughter on a beach near his home in Brisbane, Australia.
Chris was eventually found face down in the water and not breathing. Whilst the beach lifeguards were working to resuscitate him, Chris suffered a cardiac arrest and the lifeguards started CPR until the ambulance arrived. Chris was then taken to the Gold Coast hospital and immediately put on life support in the Acute Care Unit.
Chris has since been allowed to return home after showing good signs of recovery. However, when at home he suffered a further set-back when he contracted pneumonia as a result of the amount of sea water in is lungs. He is now on medication for that and slowly improving. It’s going to be a long time before Chris gets back to normal as he still can’t walk yet, but can stand with help.
On top of this, Chris and his family are having to battle the horrendous floods that have now hit Brisbane and Queensland in general.
Chris and his wife Linda would like to thank everybody in the UK for their concern and messages of support.
Aston Villa Former Players Association
– Get well soon Chris from all of us at Aston Villa Supporters Trust