In November, a British Olympic field hockey hopeful sustained a significant injury when he was hit in the face by a ball. The damage resulted in vision loss in his left eye. After surgery and seeing eye specialists, Sam Ward is committed to playing for his country in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
"Reports that I am retiring are completely not true and never were true," Ward said. "It's rumor mill... I do have some sight loss in my left eye but I still have peripheral vision and a fully functioning right eye."
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“Olympic hopeful vows to play field hockey again after ball fractures his face, causes vision loss”