15th April 2017, 19:25
CLUB STATEMENT - JOHN COOKSON
Everyone at Rochdale Hornets wishes John Cookson a speedy recovery following a heart attack
Rochdale Hornets have this afternoon learned the sad news that fan favorite, John Cookson, suffered a heart attack yesterday after playing for current club, North Wales Crusaders against Toronto Wolfpack.
John is in a stable condition and will remain in hospital for the next few days.
The thoughts of everyone at Rochdale Hornets are with John and his family at this difficult time and wish him a full and speedy recovery.
John played for Hornets between 2011 and 2016 and was the first of the 'new Hornets' to reach 100 appearances for the club. He was also an integral member of the squad in our promotion winning 2013 campaign and also scored in the Grand Final against rivals, Oldham.
He signed for North Wales in the 2017 pre season.