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01st Apr 2022

GAA player in induced coma after car accident in LA

He was hit by a car while on a weekend away.

A GAA player has been put into an induced coma following a car accident in Los Angeles.

Patrick Brennan, from Co Derry, suffered serious injuries as a result of the accident and was placed into a medically induced coma in a California hospital. He has already undergone multiple surgeries.

According to Belfast Live, Brennan, who lives in the area and plays GAA for the L.A. Cougars, was hit by a car while enjoying a weekend away.

A spokesperson said, via GoFundMe: “After several life saving surgeries by the medical team at Inland Valley Medical Center, today, he remains in a coma with more surgeries ahead, a threat of brain damage, and no matter what way you look at it, a very long road to recovery.

“Besides being a star full-forward (and tidy golfer), Paddy never hesitates to volunteer his time with less experienced players, helping coaches and recently joined our club board. In just 1 season, Paddy made several close friends across the club, and is a core member of our community. We will are committed to doing all we can to support him and his family through this tough time.”

The statement went on: “Paddy is well supported by many but the true impact of that support can unfortunately depend on finances (especially when dealing with the US health system).

“In coordination with the below supporters of Paddy, we are publishing this fundraiser as a central place for all of Paddy’s global communities, friends, colleagues and teammates to come and contribute to supporting Paddy’s recovery and his family.”

The spokesperson went on to say that all funds raised will go towards Patrick and his family to support his recovery.

The fundraiser has already raised almost €60,000 for Patrick. You can find out more here.