Rotherham United would like to inform its supporters that ballboy Josh Gaze, who got injured during the game against Reading last night, returned home on crutches with his dad following treatment from medical staff.
Josh, who is an under 13 player in the Rotherham United Academy and a regular ball boy at AESSEAL New York Stadium, sustained a knee injury after a collision with Millers’ defender Danny Lafferty and was treated at the stadium following rapturous applause from the crowd as he was stretchered down the tunnel.
Josh and his dad kept track of the Millers’ progress via Sky Sports on an iPad for the remainder of the match, before the roar of the AESSEAL New York Stadium confirmed survival at full-time.
The under 13’s player was then visited by on loan Burnley defender Lafferty who left the celebrations to hand Josh a pair of his match worn boots, as well as getting visits from scorer of the first goal Matt Derbyshire and members of the coaching staff after the Millers secured Championship survival against Reading.
Josh will have a day off school today to rest a swollen and bruised knee before coming back to the club to receive treatment from Academy Physio Aidy Littlejohn later today.