An 18-year-old who sustained serious injuries in a quad bike crash while on holiday in the Greek resort of Kavos has been flown back to the UK for further treatment.
Harri Jones, who works at the clubhouse at Carden Park, arrived back on Friday and is in intensive care at the Royal Stoke University Hospital.
He had been in a three-week induced coma but according to his friend Shane Tarpey, the Wrexham teenager is able to move his arms and legs and can understand what is being said to him.
But Shane said it will be a long road back to recovery for Liverpool fan Harri, as he faces reconstructive surgery for his face.
He collided head-on with a lorry on the first day of his holiday on July 20, leaving him with a fractured skull and jaw as well as a smashed right eye socket.
The “Bring Harri Home” fundraising page was set up raising more than £20,000 after it became apparent his insurers would not cover the claim as the accident occurred while riding a quad.
Shane said: “He was flown back on Friday and was taken to Stoke University Hospital which specialises in these types of injuries.
“He was brought out of the coma over Saturday and Sunday. Harri is able to move his arms and legs a little but and understands what is being said to him, but he cannot speak yet and is still quite sleepy.
“But I think he was happy when his dad told him Liverpool had beaten Barcelona 4-0."
He added: “Because he is in intensive care, people can only see him for an hour a day and so its the family that are going to see him.
“We are relieved he is back and out of the coma.
“We don’t know how long it will be, but it is going to be a long road back to recovery for him as he will need reconstructive surgery for his face.”
Harri was put into an induced coma in a hospital at the Corfu resort in order to prevent swelling on his brain.