Friday, June 14, 2024

Danny Kerry reveals he is ‘very lucky’ after heart attack with England women’s hockey team

England women’s hockey coach Danny Kerry has admitted for the first time the extent of his heart attack during a tournament in July and how “it might have killed me” but for his healthy attitude to life.

Kerry felt pains in his chest and arms in the early hours after England’s third pool game against Germany at the World League in South Africa over the summer.

Initially he brushed off the pain, but was later forced to wake up England’s team doctor Cath Lester who took the decision to travel to a local hospital by Uber.

“My doctor said ‘you are a very lucky man’,” said the 46-year-old.“It was a really big shock for me personally to hear that.”

Danny Kerry

Kerry returned to England duties at the start of the month and will travel to the World League Finals in New Zealand next month.

England’s leadership group will be confirmed in the next week, while Kerry hopes to announce the full-time captain before the World League.

Alex Danson has been temporary captain this year and led England to bronze at the EuroHockey Championships.

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  1. Danny from someone who is at least 10 years older just keep on doing what you like doing. It is always the best option . Good luck in your continued recovery .


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