Footballer injured

Sunday 19th January 2014 – 7.05pm – John Hawker.

A footballer suffered serious leg injuries during a match in Stoke-on-Trent, this morning.

The incident occurred at pitches in Draycott Old Road, Draycott at around 10.45am.  A paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Staffordshire attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived to find a man believed to be 23 years old with a serious left leg injury.  He received emergency treatment at the scene from paramedics including pain relief, and his injured leg was immobilised using a leg splint.

“The air ambulance landed on the pitches nearby and once the man’s condition was stabilised, he was airlifted to University Hospital North Staffordshire major trauma unit for further emergency treatment.”

Ends.

Notes to editors: 

We have no further details on this incident.

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