Lincoln's Ben Coker: 'With diabetes, I have to think about the restart more than others'

13 May 2020 17:00
The defender, possibly the only diabetic professional in England, is putting family and wellbeing before thoughts of resuming playingBen Coker is not 100% certain but the Lincoln left-back, who is on loan at Cambridge, thinks he is the only diabetic player in the English professional game.“There might be a couple in the non-league that have played in the league but I’m not sure whether there are any others in the Football League at the moment,” Coker says. “That’s the picture in England. I know that there’s Nacho at Real Madrid. He’s type 1 diabetic. I found out about him a few years ago.” Related: Norwich want Championship promotion scrapped if season curtailed To play behind closed doors is not beneficial to League One and Two clubs. I’ve come to the conclusion it won't happen Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian