Teenage rugby player returns to school after falling unconscious in match

PUBLISHED: 10:23 26 November 2009 | UPDATED: 09:24 02 June 2010

A 15-year-old rugby player who was taken to hospital after losing consciousness during a match in Wisbech returned to school fully fit on Monday. An air ambulance was called out to the pitch, on Harecroft Road shortly before 1pm on Saturday. The teenager

A 15-year-old rugby player who was taken to hospital after losing consciousness during a match in Wisbech returned to school fully fit on Monday.

An air ambulance was called out to the pitch, on Harecroft Road shortly before 1pm on Saturday.

The teenager was representing Langley School, from Loddon, Norfolk in a match against Wisbech Grammar School.

Members of St John Ambulance and the emergency medical charity Magpas attended the scene.

The player was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn and was treated for severe concussion.

Deborah Florence, spokesperson for Magpas, said: "It is thanks to the very sophisticated training Magpas volunteer doctors and paramedics receive and through our working partnerships with the East Anglian Air Ambulance Charity and East of England Ambulance Service that we are able to deliver such a rapid response in these circumstances.

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