RUGBY: Minety player Edwards recovering after breaking his neck
5:02pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 in Sport
ANDY EDWARDS broke two vertebrae in his neck when playing for Minety seconds on Saturday.
Edwards, the Minety RFC club secretary, was playing at fly half for the seconds in the 17-7 loss at Combe Down.
He fractured the C1 and C2 vertebrae in his neck and was transferred to the high dependency section of the spinal unit at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, where he endured a four-hour operation on Monday.
He has had a ‘halo' device fitted to immobilise his head and neck and is due to be sent home on Wednesday.
Nigel Price, Minety’s press officer, said: “We understand that Andy faces ten weeks in a neck brace during which time he won’t be able to drive.
“The doctors reckon that he will be at home for two to three weeks but then, if all goes well, he should be able to go back to work."
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