The Rugby League community has once again rallied around to offer support to popular and well respected journalist Gary Carter.
Mr Carter remains in an induced coma at London Royal Hospital after being attacked outside Bethnal Green station in the early hours of Friday morning.
He was rushed to surgery where doctors immediately removed a blood clot on his brain.
James Flanagan, of Kentish Town, has pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm following the incident.
Since the shocking news broke online, Carter’s family has received floods of support from people across the sporting world, particularly in Rugby League circles. The 36-year old writes frequently for The Sun and has been a regular contributor to Rugby League World. He was in London ahead of the second Test between England and New Zealand on Saturday.
Sam Tomkins was amongst those who offered their support, calling Gary a ‘good guy’.
@Gemma_L_Carter hi. He’s a good guy who Iv always enjoyed working with. We’re all supporting him. Let me know if there’s anything i can do.
— sam tomkins (@samtomkins1) November 8, 2015
Huddersfield Giants star Leroy Cudjoe and Man Of Steel nominee Alex Walmsley also sent their well wishes.
Praying for @GaryCarter_1979 to pull through. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
— Leroy Cudjoe(@Elroy_cudj) November 8, 2015
Only just catching up on the Gary Carter story, thoughts and prayers go with him to make a speedy recovery https://t.co/y9syt2LFbZ
— Alex Walmsley(@engywalmsley) November 9, 2015
Messages also came in from Australia, as former Bradford Bulls and recently retired hooker Heath L’Estrange tweeted: “Thoughts and prayers for him and his family.”
Sad to hear what happened to @GaryCarter_1979 in London. Thoughts and prayers for him and his family. Hope they find whoever did it
— Heath L’Estrange (@HeathLEstrange) November 8, 2015
The news also reached the footballing world, with former Newcastle and England striker Alan Shearer getting in touch. Meanwhile Gary’s boyhood club, Stockport County, offered a touching response.
— Stockport County (@SCFCmedia) November 8, 2015