Stoke & Staffordshire

Roof fall boy plays footy with Stoke City FC defender

Thomas Buckett who fell from his school roof
Image caption Thomas was visited in hospital by players from Stoke City FC

A 16-year-old boy from Staffordshire who suffered 10 skull fractures falling through a school roof has recovered enough to play football.

Lifelong Stoke City Football Club fan Thomas Buckett fell through a skylight of Clayton Hall Business and Language College, Newcastle-under-Lyme, in May.

Stoke defender Andy Wilkinson visited Thomas in hospital and promised to have a kick-about with him when he was well.

Thomas surprised him with a speedy recovery and the pair played last week.

The club said doctors had told the family they had never seen anyone with such severe head injuries survive.

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