Lambie taken to hospital after blow to the head

JULY 8, 2015

Springbok and Cell C Sharks flyhalf, Patrick Lambie was taken to hospital on Tuesday afternoon, after receiving a hard knock to the head during the Bok’s rugby practice at the Cape Town Stadium.

It was announced earlier his week that Lambie would be fit to start training for the Rugby World Cup, after his serious neck injury had kept him off the field since April.

However, medical staff were called onto the field to attend to the 24-year-old’s knock to the head, which had left a cut above his eye, during the Boks drill session.

"It was just after the warm-up and it was in a low-key contract drill," Bok’s assistant coach, Johan van Graan said on Tuesday. 

"I think he got an elbow or another guy's head on his head ... we'll know a bit more tomorrow.”

“I don't know how deep or how big the cut is but depending on that I guess our doctor will make a call,” he added.

 

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