Wimbledon RFC's Fishwick battles the odds after serious neck injury

Air ambulance: Jack Fishwick was air lifted to hospital after being injured in Wimbledon's match at Haywards Heath           Picture: warwickpics.com

Air ambulance: Jack Fishwick was air lifted to hospital after being injured in Wimbledon's match at Haywards Heath Picture: warwickpics.com

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Wimbledon Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Sports editor

Wimbledon RFC's second row Jack Fishwick is critcially ill in hospital after breaking his neck in the side's London Division One South game at Haywards Heath on Saturday.

The 26-year-old, a former student at St. Mary's University College, was injured in the opening exchanges and air-lifted to hospital.

After a 14-hour operation, Fishwick remains on a ventilator and the RFU's critical care unit is working with the club in supporting the player's family.

Wimbledon coach James Ogilvy-Bull said: "All our thoughts are with Jack and his family right now."

Fishwick works as freelance sports injury rehabilitator and masseur, specialising in musculoskeletal injury treatment, management and rehabilitation.

 

 

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