Olympian Jack Woolley out of hospital following brutal attack in Dublin City Centre
The taekwondo fighter had to have surgery on his face following the horrific incident.
Irish Olympian Jack Woolley has confirmed that he is out of hospital following a brutal attack in Dublin City Centre on Friday night which left him in need of facial surgery at St James’s Hospital.
In a post on Instagram, Woolley said he was "punched in the face" before being told "my mistake. Wrong person," when walking along the River Liffey after a meal and drinks with friends.
The taekwondo athlete also shared photos taken before and after the assault, with the second image showing him covered in blood.
Jack was rushed to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries shortly after the assault where he underwent reconstructive surgery on his face.
Woolley who had recently returned from competing in the Tokyo Olympics last month, said on Sunday that he was recovering safely at home and wanted to "raise awareness" about what happened.
“I’m home and all now. I’m just gonna get some food into me and rest up, watch a bit of Love Island that I need to catch up on and we’ll be all sorted," Woolley said on Sunday.
"The swelling after surgery is a little bit worse than it was before," he continued.
“Don't worry about me, I will be alright. I just wanted to raise some awareness about what happened, I am not looking for people's sympathy. That is not why I posted or anything."
The Olympian also thanked his followers for their support during the ordeal, saying it has not gone "unnoticed".
“I have thousands and thousands of message requests I am not able to get to right now. To be honest, I actually don’t know if I will get around to it but it all doesn't go unnoticed, all of the support and I want to say thank you to everyone," he added.