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Tom Webb Update.

Tom Webb Update.

Dickon Moon11 Apr - 08:58
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Quick treatment vital as open side suffers major injury.

In the opening few minutes of our Regional 2 South East league match with Beckenham on Saturday, two of our players clashed heads in a defensive tackle. While one, fly half Mike Edworthy, was able to walk off the pitch, the other Tom Webb was knocked out before he hit the ground and also suffered a deep cut to his head. With the speedy aid of our Physio Megan Skirrow (who is a Neurological Physiotherapist) and the Beckenham Physio Will Sarjeant, Webby was treated on the pitch and supported until he could be taken to an ambulance, which thankfully was very nearby. Following a scan at Kingston Hospital it transpired that Webby had suffered a sub arachnoid haemorrhage and he was transferred to the Trauma Unit at St Georges Hospital. Thankfully, the treatment he has received has enabled Webby to progress enough to be discharged yesterday as he makes his first few steps on the road to recovery. The club would like to place on record its thanks to both Physios, to Head Coach Paul Spivey, to the referee Ollie Carter who was on the spot and immediately halted the game, to centre Dan Phoenix for expediently removing Webbys gum shield, to all the medical team at both hospitals and to the ambulance crew who all contributed to ensuring expedient treatment. We wish Tom well with his recovery (pictured scoring at Battersea Ironsides earlier in the season) and will keep in touch with his progress.
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