AFL cult hero Brendan Fevola has described a scary incident in his family home, in which is had to save one of his young daughters from choking.
The former Carlton and Brisbane Lion star said he had a ‘bit of a scare’ during his weekday morning radio spot on Fox FM in Melbourne after letting his 17-month-old daughter Tobi out of his sight for a few minutes on Wednesday.
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Fevola said he was sitting at home while wife Alex was working upstairs and his other daughter Mia was out when Tobi went into her sister’s room and got stuck into some raspberry lollies.
“Her face was going red and she was choking. I put my hands on her neck and squeezed up,” Fevola said.
“I swear to God, there were 10 raspberry lollies pop out like a bazooka. They kept coming out.”
“If she didn’t run out to me, god knows what would have happened. They came out like a gun – boom, boom, boom – and I’m like, ‘How many are in your freaking mouth?’
“I saved her life. She nearly died. It was bloody scary.”
Jesinta Franklin opens up on Buddy's devastation
Jesinta Franklin says husband Buddy is devastated after the Sydney Swans star suffered another injury setback on Wednesday.
Lance Franklin's immediate AFL future is in doubt, the veteran forward set to have a scan on Thursday to determine the extent of an injury to his right hamstring.
Whatever the damage, Sydney will take a cautious approach with the eight-time All-Australian given he is in his 16th AFL season and is coming off an injury-riddled 2019.
The 33-year-old also missed the Swans’ opening round win over Adelaide before the season was suspended in March.
Franklin played his 300th AFL game in the final round of 2019, after his return from a nine-match absence due to ongoing issues with his left hamstring.
He took to the field just 10 times last year - the least amount of games the four-time Coleman medallist has managed in a season during a career that started in 2005.
“It’s absolutely devastating, he came home yesterday from training early and he was really upset by what had happened,” Jesinta said on Channel 7 on Thursday morning.
“He’d spent the whole pre-season working so hard – even in lockdown he’d focused so much on staying fit and healthy which is really hard when you’re not training with your teammates and there’s no fixture in sight and no idea when you’re going back to play.
“It’s really unfortunate, I think it’s just part and parcel in playing professional sport and it’s what happens and you’ve just got to keep positive.”