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Wales, Burnley, ex-Swansea star ‘very ill’ in hospital with fiancee bedside

Wales, Burnley, ex-Swansea star Connor Roberts is said to be ‘very ill’ in hospital with his fiancee bedside through this tough time.

His fiancee Georgina Marcella, who is pregnant with the couple’s first child, posted a photo via her Twitter account holding the footballer’s hand, with a band visible around his wrist.

She confirmed he has been there through illness – not Covid – and that she in the post on Saturday night that she had to wheel him into hospital.

Georgina wrote: “By ur side through anything.

“I love u x – seen a bit of speculation on twitter, connor is very very poorly but it isn’t covid (yes other illnesses still exist). He will be in hospital for a little while, but I wheeled him in and I hope to be walking him out asap.”

On Instagram, she wrote: “me and bump will spend every day in hospital beside u until ur better & back home xxx I love u.”

People up and down the country paid tribute wishing him well and sending their thoughts to the couple.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche revealed in the week that Roberts had been laid low because of illness and that he would miss Sunday’s Premier League clash with West Ham United at Turf Moor.

He said: “Connor Roberts is one I should mention, he’s gone down ill this week, quite ill, he’s had a number of days off.”

He confirmed that it wasn’t Covid, adding: “It’s through illness, he thought he was coming out of it and had another dip. We are finding out more, it’s a bug situation but it’s knocked him down for a few days, it’s been three or four days now.”

Roberts departed Swansea in the summer to join Burnley in a deal worth in the region of £2.5million.

He has yet to make his mark in Lancashire due to the serious groin injury he suffered during Wales’ Euro 2020 campaign hampering his first-team chances.

ROBERTS’ CAREER:

Youth career
2004–2015 – Swansea City

Senior career
2015–2021 – Swansea City – 133 games (11 goals)
2015–2016 → Yeovil Town (loan) – 45 games (0 goals)
2016 → Bristol Rovers (loan) – 2 games (0 goals)
2017–2018 → Middlesbrough (loan) – 1 game (0 goals)
2021– Burnley – 1 game (0 goals)

National team
2014 – Wales U19 – 1 game (0 goals)
2016 – Wales U21 – 2 games (1 goal)
2018– Wales – 34 games (3 goals)

As mentioned, Twitter users sent best wishes with the Wales, Burnley, ex-Swansea star ‘very ill’ in hospital as his fiancee publishes a bedside photo…

@fe_wales: Make time to look after yourself too Georgina, he’s in good hands… and obviously, get well soon Connor, brysia wella x

@garryleechswans: Concentrate on getting yourself better Connor so that you can then look after Georgina and bump. Football really doesn’t matter at times like these even though it will no doubt be playing on your mind. Love to you all from Sophia and the Leech family 🤍🖤🤍

@nickydee40: All the very best for a speedy recovery @ConnorRobs – Georgia and bump need you home, well and ready for Christmas x

@DJTeeEmEye: Send him our very best wishes for a speedy recovery!! He matters more than anything else, not his job, HIM!

@claretbuzz: Hope he has a speedy recovery and gets well soon

@NigelBlues: Wishing both of you and your families well at this time. Get well soon Connor. Your health is always more important than football.

@scfcoli: Wishing him a very speedy recovery. Hope you both are ok

@twmscfc: Get well soon Connor. Hopefully a speedy recovery and back on that pitch in no time.

@ryan_murton: Truly awful. Wishing you a very speedy recovery @ConnorRobs 🙌

@TheWelshDragon9: Wishing Connor all the best and a speedy recovery🤞❤

@swanseatyke: Sending you and bump a big hug. Fingers crossed he’s not in too long. X

@jimoftheunion: @FAWales @Cymru Very worrying, please extend best wishes to our Connir, a lot of people will be very concerned to see this. Best wishes Connor. Ni’n yma o hyd 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

@bethphill_: Get well soon, Connor Roberts, YJB and Welsh legend

@Colemans_Dream: Just seen the news that Connor Roberts is in hospital. Hope you make a full recovery Connor. Everyone in Wales is behind you. @ConnorRobs

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