Mose Masoe has taken to social media to express his gratitude for all the well wishes he has received since his devastating spinal injury.
The 30-year-old has been told he will never play rugby league after undergoing spinal surgery during a pre-season game for Hull Kingston Rovers against Wakefield Trinity.
A GoFund page has been set up to help raise funds for the former Sydney Roosters, Penrith Panthers, St Helens and St George Illawarra front rower after it was revealed he is facing a battle to actually walk again.
His wife, Carissa, took to Instagram to post a message on behalf of her husband and he revealed he will fight this battle as hard as he can.
The message said: “Hi guys, Carissa here. Mose has asked me to post this for him as he wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone for theirlove and support.
“Week one done – I would be lying if I said it wasn’t tough but I’m truly humbled and grateful for all the support from the @hullkingstonroversofficial family from the supporters, club staff and my bros as well as the Rugby League Community around the world as a whole.
“I can’t begin to express my love and gratitude to everyone that has been helping me and my family at such a hard time. We are truly surrounded by amazing people/family. Everyone has their own battles that they are fighting themselves and this has become my new battle for now.
“It’s going to be a long road ahead for me and my little family but it makes it easier for us knowing that we are so blessed with all of your support and well wishes. The way I’m going to attack this is with a positive attitude and a big smile on my face. Business as usual.
“Thank you all again. Mose.”