Documentaries, Highlights, Shows, and More, all for Free! Documentaries, Highlights, & More!
Close Notice
Show scores

Worcester issue Fatialofa surgery statement


Worcester issue statement after Michael Fatialofa surgery

By PA Authors
By Online Editors

Worcester have announced that lock Michael Fatialofa has undergone successful surgery to relieve pressure on his spinal cord.

The 27-year-old suffered a neck injury during Worcester’s 62-5 Gallagher Premiership defeat against Saracens at Allianz Park on Saturday.

Play was held up for almost ten minutes as he received medical attention and, having been carried from the pitch on a stretcher, he was taken by ambulance to St Mary’s Hospital in London.

In a statement, Worcester said: “Warriors lock Michael Fatialofa is resting and recovering in St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, having undergone surgery last night (Monday) to relieve pressure on his spinal cord caused by swelling.

“The operation was a success and Michael is stable but remains in a serious condition and receiving ongoing care at the intensive care unit of the hospital. The process of recovery and observation of improvement will now begin.

(Continue reading below…)

Ellis Genge tells The Rugby Pod how he deals with the pressures of social media in rugby

Video Spacer

“As always, our thoughts and prayers are with Michael and his family, who we will continue to support however we can as part of the Warriors family.

“Michael and his family are sincerely grateful for the support shown by the rugby community. We will update on Michael’s condition as appropriate.”

– Press Association 

WATCH: RugbyPass travelled to Brecon to see how life after rugby is treating Andy Powell, one of Welsh rugby’s biggest characters on and off the pitch

Video Spacer

Sign up to our mailing list here and we’ll keep you up to the minute with weekly updates from the world of rugby.

Worcester issue statement after Michael Fatialofa surgery
Search Loading