Boy, 11, airlifted after rugby injury

2012-05-04 14:20

Johannesburg - An 11-year-old boy was injured while playing rugby in Vanderbijlpark, south of Johannesburg on Friday, paramedics said.

"The boy was allegedly playing an informal game of rugby with some of his friends before the first school bell," said ER24 spokesperson Andre Visser.

"He allegedly tried to tackle a player from the opposing team when he sustained the injury."

Paramedics found the boy still on the field.

"It was a serious injury. The boy received treatment at the scene for suspected back and neck injuries before being airlifted to Union Hospital [in Alberton] for further medical care," said Visser.

  • Marion - 2012-05-04 14:25

    Hope it is nothing too serious young man. Get well soon. xxx

  • Mathew - 2012-05-04 14:27

    poor boy hope he gets better soon..

  • Billy - 2012-05-04 14:38

    Speedy recovery little man!!!!

  • Loo - 2012-05-04 14:38

    :( Really tragic .. lets hope hell be ok.

      Marion - 2012-05-04 16:23

      @Loo - only reason I can think of for your thumbs down is the ' missing between he and ll. SPAG police again no doubt.

  • timothy.kriel - 2012-05-04 14:45

    Wish him a speedy recovery....also hope there is a good reason he was airlifted all the way to Union, that is a long way from Vdbjl

  • Msika - 2012-05-04 15:16

    A young boy seriously injured playing rugby, AGAIN! Hope the boy gets better soon.

  • petrofect - 2012-05-04 15:34

    i just can't imagine my self playing wresting on a field with an eggy ball

      Msika - 2012-05-04 15:58

      Rugby is not for sisies.

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