The local football community in Tasmania is mourning the tragic off-field injury that has cost the Southern Football League star his life.
According to his sister, Ryan Wiggins would “give you a back shirt.”
After suffering a catastrophic spinal injury, the popular footballer is fighting for his life.
The entire second half of the game was postponed by the Southern Football League out of respect for the players.
In a stable state, Wiggins underwent another surgery today, which may have sent him to Melbourne’s Austin Hospital for additional treatment. There will be a thorough examination.
The former bomber and state representative is currently in serious condition, with the prospect of extensive paralysis as a result of the disaster.
The situation in the aftermath of the occurrence is tense.
Mic Michaela Sadkowski, Ryan Wiggins’ fiancée. ( Michael Sedkowski on Facebook)
Caitlin Wiggins, his sister, stated in a statement that her brother was “blocked for giving his shirt off his back.”
“Never mind,” she continued, “this shift in life will harm Ryan and people around him.”
“When Ryan isn’t working as a builder or repairing the house for him and his fiancee Mickey, you can find him training or playing football, meeting new people, planning a wedding, or walking the dogs.”
The news has shocked the Tasmanian football community, with the Southern Football League declaring that all senior, store, colts, and women’s games will be postponed this week in honour of Wiggins’ family and fiancée.
A league spokesman added, “Ryan is a much-loved and valued member of Signet Football Club and the SFL.”
Lauderdale Football Club players will play in a Tasmanian State League match this week in honour of Wiggins, who played for ASCIK until last year and is now a life member.
Messages of support have been poured from all around the football world, including Tasmania’s AFL icon Matthew Richardson, and Wiggins’ family has run a crowdfunding drive.