Read an article some years ago. If I remember correctly, he did have a very powerful shot, which ultimately caused his injury. A shot of his rebounded off the keeper, and hit him in the stomach. He carried on playing till half time, whereupon he complained of feeling unwell.
He was hospitalised, and I think had a kidney removed. Unfortunately still succumbing to his injury, or result of the operation on New Years Eve.
He received a posthumous Winners Medal when Wednesday Reserves won the Midland League that season, 1922/23.