An inquest has been opened into the death of a 30-year-old man who was found dead outside his home on Christmas Day.
Lee Pearsall, 30, a plasterer of Ellershaw Lane, Conisbrough had complained to his mum Lynn Reagan that he was feeling ill and had a temperature around 8.30am that morning
The court heard Ms Reagan had left her son in bed and kept checking on him throughout the morning.
But when Ms Reagan checked just after 10am he was not in the bedroom.
Giving evidence Lucy Birchill, coroner’s officer said: “When she look out of the window she found him face down in the back garden.”
Mr Pearsall’s father Paul performed CPR before paramedics arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of death was identified as fractured skull and spine.
Ms Reagan was too upset to speak after the inquest.
Doncaster coroner Nicola Mundy adjourned the inquest to June 9.
Since Mr Pearsall’s death, football clubs have staged games in tribute to him. The players from The Alma pub in West Street, Conisbrough, organised a fund-raising game against Alma Old Boys, the team who Mr Pearsall played for.