Henry Shefflin says his son's recovery is improving follwoing lawnmower accident

The Kilkenny legend's son hurt his foot in the incident

Henry Shefflin says his son's recovery is improving follwoing lawnmower accident

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Henry Shefflin has announced that his son is recovering well after sustaining a foot injury from a lawnmower accident at their home in Co Kilkenny last month.

In his column in the Irish Independent, Shefflin paid tribute to the staff at Crumlin Children's Hospital and expressed his relief that Henry Jnr (6) "is doing extremely well and continues to make progress."

He wrote:

"Deirdre, myself and our children will never be able to fully thank the countless number of people who have sent us so much support and prayers in recent weeks. Their kindness is so much appreciated.

"We would also like to thank all the various teams at Crumlin Children's Hospital who do so much amazing work with so many children. Also, a huge thank you to the volunteers and parents of Ronald McDonald House, which has offered us such a caring and supportive environment."

"We have been deeply moved by the goodness of so many. It is in such challenging times that the love and compassion of other people give strength and hope."