Unconscious rugby player airlifted to hospital with head injury during Wisbech 1st v Newmarket RUFC match

A rugby player had to be airlifted to hospital after suffering a head injury during a game at the we

A rugby player had to be airlifted to hospital after suffering a head injury during a game at the weekend. - Credit: Archant

An unconscious rugby player had to be airlifted to hospital after suffering a head injury during a game in Wisbech at the weekend.

A rugby player had to be airlifted to hospital after suffering a head injury during a game at the we

A rugby player had to be airlifted to hospital after suffering a head injury during a game at the weekend. - Credit: Archant

The ambulance landed during the Wisbech 1st v Newmarket RUFC game at Harecroft Road.

Newmarket RUFC said: “In what is turning out to be a torrid season #nrufc1st lost to Wisbech 73-10.

A rugby player had to be airlifted to hospital after suffering a head injury during a game at the we

A rugby player had to be airlifted to hospital after suffering a head injury during a game at the weekend. - Credit: Archant

“Disappointing yes, but what is really important is we can report that Pete Boyle - Mr Dependable - is okay after being knocked unconscious and having the air ambulance called.

“The club salutes the team that turned out to ensure that Newmarket met its commitment.


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“There were numerous damaged bodies along the way - Jonny and Max to name but a few.

“And then, to cap it all, that awful journey back from Wisbech. To the players who turned out, thank you.”

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A tweet from Newmarket RUFC added: “Thanks to @wisbechrugby for dropping to 14 to balance the teams #sportingbehaviour #thatsrugby.”

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