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Boy, nine, suffers back injury during rugby match in Oakham

Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance

Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance

A nine-year-old rugby player was flown to hospital in an air ambulance after suffering a back injury during a match.

The boy was hurt during a game in Oakham at about 11.15am yesterday (Sunday).

Emergency services were called and East Midlands Ambulance Service paramedics gave the boy pain relief before a crew from Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance landed on the pitch.

The boy was immobilised with a collar and placed on a scoop stretcher before being airlifted to Peterborough City Hospital for further treatment.

His current condition has not been revealed.

 

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