Worcester lock Michael Fatialofa has been filmed walking unaided as he continues his recovery from a serious neck injury.

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The 27-year-old second row suffered the injury in Worcester’s 62-5 Premiership loss at Saracens on January 4.

He was diagnosed with a spinal contusion, a serious condition which causes compression on the spine and had surgery to relieve the pressure on his spinal cord caused by bruising and swelling.

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Fatialofa spent four weeks in London’s St Mary’s Hospital – three of which were in intensive care – before moving to Stoke Mandeville Hospital’s world-renowned spinal injury unit.

However, the former Hurricanes player’s wife, Tatiana, posted a video on his Instagram story of him walking during his rehabilitation.

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She wrote a caption on the video reading: “Not blowing smoke when I say ‘Jesus is the answer’.

“I truly mean it because you are witnessing a MIRACLE that even medical professionals can’t explain.

“They are so shook by his progress given his critical level of injury.

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“Y’all he was literally paralysed from the neck down just 10 weeks ago and currently spinal cord injuries do not have a clinic cure, but my amazing husband is proof that God is never limited to human wisdom. So so so thankful.”

– Press Association

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