Rugby player airlifted to hospital after injuring himself during Northampton club match

Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance
Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance

A rugby player who was injured during a match in Northampton was flown to hospital by the air ambulance.

A spokeswoman for Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) said they were called at 12.59pm on Saturday and was on-scene by 1.13pm.

“The patient was a man in his 20s who had become injured following a scrum during a rugby game.

“The air ambulance crew landed on the rugby pitch and worked with East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to assess and treat the patient, who was suffering from potential neck and back injuries.

“He was given pain relief and flown to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.

“His current condition is unknown,” the spokeswoman added.

* WNAA is currently appealing for volunteers in Northamptonshire. If you’d like the chance to gain new skills and friends while helping a worthy cause, visit www.theairambulanceservice.org.uk/volunteering or call 08454 130999.