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Rugby player suffers head injury in training
4:00pm Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
A YOUNG sportsman had to be taken to hospital with serious head injuries sustained during a training session.
The 17-year-old rugby player was knocked out when he took a blow to the head during training at Colchester Rugby Club last night.
Medics rushed him to hospital, where he was treated for concussion.
He was released from Colchester General Hospital overnight and is believed to be recovering well.
Bill Anslow, rugby club secretary, said: “He took a long time to come round, so we acted quickly and when he did come round he was groggy.
“We called the boy’s parents and an ambulance.”
Mr Anslow also said concussion is taken very seriously at the club.
He added: “We out-perform the current concussion guidelines and we are very protective of our players.”
The back will follow ‘return to play’ guidelines and will only play again when doctors have given the green light.
An East of England Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “A rapid response vehicle, an ambulance and East Anglian Air Ambulance were dispatched to the scene at 7.56pm.
"A boy had sustained a serious head injury.
“The casualty was taken to Colchester General Hospital by road, accompanied by the air ambulance medics.”
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