Thousands of pounds has been raised for the Slough Jets player who was seriously injured during a match.

Ice hockey player Sean Norris was left with ‘severe concussion’ after being knocked unconscious during a game with Oxford City Stars on October 13.

His accident has since prompted a huge community response with family, friends and fans donating cash to help him get back on his feet after he was left with no choice but to take unpaid sick leave from his job.

According to the public GoFundMe page, Mr Norris will need ‘considerable’ time off work.

It happened during a game in Oxford – against the city’s team who won with just three minutes left until the end.

The page says: “On October 13 while playing the sport Sean loves so dearly, he was knocked unconscious by an opponent through no fault of his own.

“The TBI (traumatic brain injury) and severe concussion that he has been diagnosed with will mean that Sean is unable to work for some considerable time and he does not receive any sick pay in his current role.

“Hockey players take to the ice week in, week out for our entertainment and risk personal injury in what is a very fast and physical contact sport.

“Please dig deep and help raise some cash for Sean to pay the bills that will already be starting to mount up.

“No hockey player should be out of pocket as a result of being seriously injured.

“Let’s pull together as I know the hockey family can and make Sean’s recovery a little bit less stressful.”

In the space of a week more than £2,400 has been donated by 109 people – smashing the target of £2,000.

The supporters have also flooded the page with messages wishing him a speedy recovery.

One person said he is ‘the best player on ice’, with others using the hashtag #HockeyFamily.

Hundreds have also taken to social media – where the fundraising page has been shared more than 340 times.

To donate to the page visit and search for ‘Sean Norris Fundraiser’.