Boy injures head and neck in Letchworth rugby game

A YOUNG boy was taken to hospital yesterday (Sunday) after injuring his head and neck during a rugby match in Letchworth GC.

Ambulance paramedics from Letchworth GC were called to a pitch at Letchworth Rugby Club in Baldock Road at around 1pm after reports that a 12-year-old boy was unconscious following a tackle.

Two doctors were flown to the scene by a police helicopter, which landed on the rugby pitch.

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “The boy injured his head and neck whilst playing rugby. Due to this the paramedics at the scene called for a doctor to attend the incident.”

“The team of paramedics and two doctors stabilised the boy on the rugby pitch before he was transported by a land ambulance to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridgeshire.”

The boy was kept in the hospital overnight and was discharged today (Monday).

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