He handed over a shirt donated by his friend and Wales captain Gareth Bale and posed for a photograph, with the shocked six-year-old.
And he said: “I’m so glad to hear Ryan is OK. “I’m very sorry because it was an awful shot! I’ve got three kids myself so I understand how concerned it must have made Ryan’s family feel and how upset Ryan himself must have been. I should probably stick to defending rather than shooting!
“I’ve been in contact with Darren and have got Ryan’s clothes and shoe size, so I’ll be sending a few West Ham and Wales bits out to him to say ‘Sorry’.
“Despite the shock of being hit by one of my shots, I hope Ryan and his family enjoyed the game on Tuesday night. Their support was fantastic and we’ll be doing all we can to get to the World Cup in 2018.”
“Ginge came straight up into the stands to check on him and then said he’d be back with a shirt.
“I didn’t know if he would but he came straight back with Gareth Bale’s shirt, gave Ryan a hug and had his picture taken with him. It was a lovely thing for him to do and we just want him to know Ryan is fine. He actually wants a James Collins shirt now as well!
“You often hear that footballers don’t care but he was great.”