Nottingham Forest star Steve Cook thanked paramedics for saving his dad’s life after the Reds lost 1-0 to Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium last night.
The result saw Forest’s automatic promotion hopes evaporate but Cook’s news after the game paled the result into insignificance.
Steve Cooper’s gladiator took to Twitter to congratulate Bournemouth and heap praise on the medics who saved his dad following a cardiac arrest.
Looking back, it’s remarkable that Cook still played the game. Not only that but he was outstanding throughout the contest.
Early on he collected a nasty looking cut to his head and required treatment on several occasions during his time on the pitch.
Cook epitomises what playing for Forest is all about and had he chosen not to play last night, nobody would have batted an eyelid.
The 31-year-old rolled back the years against his former club and he didn’t deserve to be on the losing side on his old stomping ground.
Who Scored showcased just how fantastic he was. They have Cook making three clearances, two blocks, a couple of interceptions and two tackles.
Cook’s passing numbers weren’t overly impressive. However, he was tasked with going long more often than not as the Reds tried to break down Bournemouth.
Cook thanks paramedics and Forest are lucky to have him
Forest hit the jackpot when they added Cook to their ranks on a free transfer in January.
He’s been an influential figure since he checked in and brings some solidity to Forest’s back three.
Cook reads the game beautifully and he will hope to help Forest win promotion to the Premier League through the play-offs this season.
He’s been a magnificent addition to the ranks and Forest look to be in safe hands for a couple of years with Cook in the team.