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Update given on hospitalised Leeds fan Aaron Cawley who fell from top tier at Chelsea

An update has been given on the hospitalised Leeds fan and hooligan Aaron Cawley who fell from top tier at Chelsea in midweek.

The 33 year old fell onto a steward during Wednesday night’s match at Stamford Bridge and is now in recovery at St Mary’s hospital.

A post has emerged online after fans asked to see how Aaron was getting on, it read: “Just to let everyone know as I can’t respond to all the messages regards Aaron.

“Me & Ady spoke to the doctor who explained that he as a broken rear pelvis bone and 3 broken ribs. May require an operation depending on tomorrows MRI Scan But all positives regarding any spinal injuries.

“He’s now been moved to a orthopaedic trauma ward. Going to be a long road back to a full recovery but it could have been a lot lot worse. This boy don’t do things by half’s.”

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The club has not disclosed the identity of the supporter who fell, citing patient confidentiality.

He was previously jailed for assaulting former Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland during a televised matches in 2012, sentenced to four months in prison and received a six-year ban from football for his actions.

Cawley’s banning order was lifted in 2016 after he launched a successful appeal, with the Daily Mail this week writing that Leeds United have confirmed that Aaron Cawley remains banned from matches by the club.

Despite his ban, Cawley was spotted by television cameras at a Leeds match in 2016, hugging defender Pontus Jansson who scored an equaliser against Norwich.

Cawley had previously been banned from football for three years for violence when he was 16.

He was also filmed fighting at a pre-season game in Austria in 2015, alongside fellow fans after his side lost 2-1 to German side Eintracht Frankfurt.

Then when was 27, Aaron along with John Dymock, 31, both from Cheltenham at the time, admitted doing criminal damage to Ladbrokes’ shop in Winchcombe Street in the town in December 2016.

Leeds said in a statement on the fan who fell at Stamford Bridge: “Leeds United can confirm an incident involving a Leeds United supporter occurred in the Shed End of Stamford Bridge during the first half of tonight’s FA Cup game.

“The incident is being investigated and is in the hands of the emergency services.”

A police spokesperson said: “Officers, alongside paramedics and staff from Chelsea FC, responded to an injured man in the away end during the match with Leeds United on Wednesday, February 28.

“The man was taken to hospital for treatment. We await an update on his condition. His family has been informed.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “Shortly before 8pm on Wednesday February 28, we received reports that a person had fallen from a height at Chelsea football club in Fulham Road.

“Alongside colleagues from St John Ambulance and doctors from the club, an ambulance crew on scene treated a man before taking him to a London Major trauma centre.”

Chelsea added: “Chelsea FC can confirm an incident involving a Leeds United supporter occurred in the Shed End of Stamford Bridge during the first half of tonight’s FA Cup game.

“The incident is being investigated and is in the hands of the emergency services.”

Twitter users reacted to the update given on hospitalised Leeds fan Aaron Cawley who fell from top tier at Chelsea…

@bobba75: Glad he is OK, well as can be, couldn’t believe my eyes when he fell, all the best and hope he is back at away games with us soon.

@rogercart57: All the best for a full recovery thanks for update MOT.

@jemccudden: Bloody hell, so lucky really!

@Jobrad15: Could have been a lot worse. Glad no head or spinal injuries. Still a crazy injury though

@PeteBridges7: Get well soon lad! 🙈🙏 ALAW

@miffy0811_a: Thats nasty injuries. Wishing him a speedy recovery

@MickGibbs1: Lucky boy get well soon MOT

@AlanCoo63620384: Get well soon and calm down lad

@LS11HonestyBox: Battered & Bruised but thank god it’s nothing more serious 👏

@reallordgreen: There’s only one Aaron Cawley. One Aaron Cawwwwwwley

@hardspacer: When “forced limps” turns into life changing injuries… there might be a lesson in all this.

@2021Mark_: Poor fella good to see he will be alright #LUFC

@clurrrrxhx: Hahahahaha karma at its finest

@zdpj_: You couldn’t make it up man 😂😂

@BhachuBalhar: Lets all hope that he makes a speedy recovery

@johnada75157425: No way 😂😂

@paulbanglamung: Wishing him all the best..#MOT

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