Rugby player airlifted to hospital

Emergency services at the scene
Emergency services at the scene
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A RUGBY player had to be airlifted to hospital after suffering back injuries during a game.

The match between Horden and Redcar under-17s had to be abandoned after the Redcar player was injured.

The Great North Air Ambulance was called to Horden Welfare Park at 1pm on Sunday. The player was taken to James Cook University Hospital.

Horden’s president John Groves said he was told scans had shown no spinal or neck damage, but the player was still having difficulty feeling beyond his knees.