Schoolboy critically injured in rugby match

2011-05-28 14:23

A 17-year-old schoolboy is in a critical condition after he was injured while playing high school rugby in Magaliesburg, paramedics said today.

Netcare 911 spokesman Jeff Wicks said it seemed the boy was injured during a collapsed scrum, with several other players falling on to him.

Medics on stand-by at the game rushed to his aid when he did not rise with all the other players.

He complained of severe neck pain and loss of sensation.

He was treated and stabilised on the field before being airlifted to the Netcare Krugersdorp Private Hospital. 

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