At this year’s Soccer Aid for Unicef, Olly is the captain for the England squad, with legendary sprinter Usain Bolt captaining the team for the rest of the world.
Olly’s taken part in Soccer Aid on several occasions, showing off his football skills alongside the event’s co-founder Robbie Williams.
However, this year, he couldn’t stay on the pitch for too long, as he underwent surgery on his leg just a month ago.
When Olly was subbed for rapper Aitch, the pundits – including Love Island’s Iain Stirling – remarked that he was only ever going to be on the pitch for around 15 minutes due to his recovery.
In early August, the singer shared a video on Instagram explaining to his fans that he had to have a procedure after suffering a grim injury on stage.‘Hey everyone what’s happening. Probably thinking, “What is going on, why is Olly in a hospital bed?” Well I’ve just had surgery on my left leg,’ he said in the video at the time.
‘It’s been a mad 72 hours since the gig, getting to this point. Basically after my second song a fragment of bone that was in my knee, after I jumped, managed to lodge itself on the back of my knee which basically shut my leg down, and during the gig I was just limping the whole time. Couldn’t believe it.’
Olly added that he felt relieved as he thought he’d ruptured his ACL, so finding out the true extent of the injury was actually ‘great news’.
Ahead of tonight’s Soccer Aid match, Roman Kemp revealed that he had to pull out after testing positive for coronavirus.
The radio presenter said that he felt ‘gutted’, while urging everyone watching to donate what they can to Unicef in aid of the sporting event.
‘I’ll be cheering from a sofa and hope that everyone donates as much as they can for the cause. Come on Soccer Aid World XI FC!’ he said.
Soccer Aid is live on ITV and will be available to watch on ITV Hub.
Credit: Original article published here.