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AWESOME! Sunderland striker Graham funding career-saving op for Gateshead player

Sunderland striker Danny Graham is bankrolling a career-saving operation for a non-league player.

The Daily Mail says Graham, who recently scored his first goal for the Black Cats, has given Gateshead's JJ O'Donnell £2,690 after he was struck down with sesamoiditis, an injury to the foot.

That causes O'Donnell's toes to inflame, making kicking a ball excruciating.

Two Gateshead supporters launched an online campaign this week to fund the operation - hoping to generate £5,000.

And Graham chipped in with over half of that on Monday, writing on the fundraising page: "Good Luck!! Hope the operation is a success."


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