A 16-year-old boy has a horror tackle on the football pitch to thank for saving his life, after resulting hospital tests showed that he had cancer.
Kris Dunn was part of Bulwell Rangers' under-16 team last season, and suffered a knee injury when playing at full-back for his side last December.
The original diagnosis was a pulled ligament, but after a lump appeared and the pain persisted for seven weeks, he returned to hospital for X-Rays.
The scans revealed a tumour the size of a golf ball, and the early stages of bone cancer.
Dunn begun a course of chemotherapy, and with the cancer detected early on, doctors estimate his chances of surviving the disease have doubled.
"I'd like to shake the hand of the big forward who took me out," Kris told The Sun, "he could have saved my life.
"I'd have been walking around with a tumour growing in my knee and possibly spreading to other parts of my body."
Melvin Hornbuckle, speaking on behalf of Dunn's football club, added that the youngster has the support of the local community.
"Kris Dunn is a really nice, athletic young man," Hornbuckle said. "He is very polite and he has grown in attitude, respect, confidence and sporting ability.
"I think the response to the fundraising from everyone concerned — the players, coaching staff, parents and supporters — has been magnificent."