Warriors reveal Fatialofa set for spinal cord surgery - The Worcester Observer

Warriors reveal Fatialofa set for spinal cord surgery

Worcester Editorial 6th Jan, 2020 Updated: 6th Jan, 2020   0

WARRIORS lock Michael Fatialofa is to undergo surgery at St Mary’s Hospital in London, the club has revealed.

The Kiwi received an injury to his neck during Saturday’s Gallagher Premiership match against Saracens at Allianz Park which left him with reduced power and sensation in his arms and legs.

He was taken to St. Mary’s hospital in Paddington where he remains in the intensive care unit. He is fully awake and alert and has his family with him.

Initial scans were positive showing no broken bones, however, he has some bruising and swelling on his spinal cord.

He will undergo surgery this evening in order to relieve the pressure caused by the bruising and help restore function.

Nick Tait, Warriors’ club doctor, and the club’s medical team are in daily contact with Michael’s neurosurgeon.

Michael and his wife Tatiana have been overwhelmed by messages and offers of support from the rugby community across the world.

Warriors players, staff and club co-owners Colin Goldring and Jason Whittingham, have also been closely involved in supporting Michael and his family.

Club chiefs said Warriors would release further updates ‘when appropriate’.


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