Michael Fatialofa Leaves Intensive Care Following Serious Spinal Injury

Worcester forward Michael Fatialofa is now recovering in a major trauma unit after a serious neck injury during a match earlier this month, according to an announcement by the rugby club.

The New Zealand-born player, aged 27, was injured on January 4 during a game against Saracens, when he was taken off the field on a stretcher with a neck brace less than a minute after entering the game in the second half.

Fatialofa was diagnosed with a spinal contusion, a grave issue that involves compression of the spine. The club’s statement detailed that he had undergone surgical procedures aimed to alleviate pressure on his spinal cord that arose from bruising and swelling.

While recognizing the severity of the condition, Worcester officials noted that Fatialofa has been showing positive signs of recovery and is making steady progress. Anticipation is building around his transfer from London to Stoke Mandeville Hospital’s specialized spinal injuries unit, where he will proceed with his rehabilitation journey.

Source: Yahoo News UK

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