Wrexham co-owner Ryan Reynolds linked up with Manchester United goalkeeper Nathan Bishop after his challenge on Paul Mullin resulted in the striker suffering a puncture in his lung.
Mullin, who was a key figure in Wrexham’s promotion from the National League last season after scoring 38 goals, was injured after a collision with Bishop when he chased a long ball over the top during the teams’ pre-season friendly earlier this week.
Wrexham boss Phil Parkinson expressed his displeasure with the challenge after the match, but co-owner Reynolds sent a message to Bishop – who apologized after the event – to acknowledge his behavior following the incident and wish him well for the future .
Bishop also spoke directly to Mullin, who was taken to hospital but has since been discharged.
Mullin’s shoulder had taken much of the impact after tagging Bishop for the ball just outside the box. Wrexham medical staff rushed onto the pitch and the striker was out for treatment for seven or eight minutes, during which time he was on oxygen.
When asked about Bishop after the game, Parkinson said: “I haven’t seen the keeper and it’s probably best he steers clear of us for now as we’re not very happy with him.”
Bishop later posted an apology on social media, writing: “Just wanted to share my sincerest apologies to Paul Mullin. A complete misjudgment and a real accident with no malicious intent!
“I wish you the speediest recovery and I hope to see you score goals again as soon as possible!”
Mullin is about to miss the start of the season but gave an update on his condition on Wednesday.
He said: “Dismissed. Thanks everyone for the incredible care. Will keep everyone updated, but rest and recovery is the first step.”
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