Ex-Birmingham City footballer Joey Hutchinson paralysed


Former footballer Joey Hutchinson is being supported by his friends and family as the football world rally round following his accident. He is pictured centre with brother-in-law Lee Savage, rear, niece Sadie, left, sister Leann, centre left, and friend Rachel Ivory, right

A former Birmingham City footballer has been left paralysed after severing his spinal cord when he allegedly plunged off a hotel balcony into a swimming pool while on holiday in Ibiza.

Dad-of-two Joey Hutchinson, 34, is in a wheelchair and needs round-the-clock care after breaking his neck in the accident at the Hotel Marco Polo in the Spanish island’s Sant Antoni de Portmany area.

He is said to have fallen into the hotel’s swimming pool late at night suffering a ‘cervical trauma paraplegia’ in the horror incident, according to local media at the time.

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