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Update given on non league keeper placed into induced coma

A much needed update has been given by Ware FC on the non league keeper who was placed into an induced coma over two weeks ago.

Ethan Gannon, who plays for the Southern League Division One Central outfit, had been awaiting results of a lumbar puncture to determine whether he has meningitis.

The stopper was taken to hospital for his “own safety” and placed in an induced coma following a seizure on a Thursday morning three weeks ago.


Using Ethan’s own Twitter account, the family posted: “It’s Ethan’s family here. I’m sure you’ve all heard by now that unfortunately Ethan has been taken to hospital.

“For his own safety he has been put in an induced coma for now, following a seizure yesterday [Thursday] morning.

“We know he has glandular fever and the doctors suspect meningitis too, but we are waiting the results from the lumbar puncture to be sure. (This can take a few days.)

“It’s hard not to be with him round the clock because of covid regulations but thankfully he’s being well looked after by the doctors and nurses.”

“We are all worried sick but we have our fingers crossed for a strong recovery like the little trooper he is. We’re so grateful for everyone’s love and support and I’m sure Ethan appreciates it too.”

Ware issued the following update on Friday afternoon: “The club has learned that goalkeeper Ethan Gannon has gone into hospital and been placed in an induced coma.

“A lumbar puncture was taken to test for meningitis but his illness is as yet undiagnosed.

“@PaulHalsey1 will be kept abreast of developments. Meanwhile we wish Ethan well.”

On Friday the 12th of November, an update was given on the non league keeper after being placed into an induced coma.

“I have waited 2.5 bloody weeks to write this post!!! I am so happy to say that Ethan was finally brought round on Tuesday and came off the ventilator.

“When I say this boy fought like a trooper, I really mean it. For 4 hours he was taking 60-70 breaths a minute, had a heart rate of 240 and a blood pressure of 200+. They had planned to reintubate him as he couldn’t sustain these stats for much longer, but he kept fighting and slowly managed to bring those numbers down.

“We’ve made some really great progress, and I hope he’ll be home before we know it.

“This time he’s been able to read all your lovely messages for himself and he really is delighted.

“This time he’s been able to read all your lovely messages for himself and he really is delighted.

“We cannot thank you all enough for your love and support. Hopefully soon Ethan will be able to personally thank you himself.

“I really hope this is the last post I have to write on Ethan’s behalf! Onwards and upwards.

“Lots of love, Andy, Sharon, Lewis, Georgia, Ethan and Monty”

Ethan became the youngest recorded player in Ware’s history to complete a full ninety minutes when he played in goal against Histon in the Velocity Trophy game of 24th September 2019 at the age of 16 years and 26 days.

He has made several other appearances since then as deputy to Calum Kitscha but he clearly has a bright future.


@bushypix: That’s the best news I’ve had for ages. Well done Ethan. Looking forward to seeing you again very soon.

@WestEssexGooner: Great news! Best wishes to Ethan and family from Julian, John and all the 2019/20 U18 squad.

@AdamSimmo73: Glad he’s on the mend, wishing Ethan a rapid and full recovery from everyone at @LeatherheadFC 💚🤍

@WareGreenCllr: Poor kid. Wish him well soon.

@WGCFC: This is brilliant news. Everyone from our club wishes you all the best.

@TheF2: Great news!!! Good to see you recovering Ethan. 🧤

@90minutesehr: Fantastic news! Stay strong buddy and hope to see you soon

@BradpiercyBrad: Fantastic news get on the mend soon fella

@tonyflynn1208: Good luck and all the best to you sir. Keep fighting hard

@hayleyd82941207: Absolutely the best day ever!! Well done Ethan!! Love you all xxx ❤️

@ForeverAYellow: Made my morning reading this, really good to see things are looking more positive. Wishing him all the best in recovery, he’ll hopefully be back on the pitch before we know it, only if safe to do so

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