Two people get spinal injuries

TWO people have suspected spinal injuries after sporting incidents on the Southern Downs yesterday.

Warwick Health Services director of nursing Megan O’Shannessy said a Wattles under-18 player had been transported to hospital in Brisbane with a suspected spinal injury.

“He is in a stable condition,” Ms O’Shannessy said.

He was injured in the game against Warwick at Father Ranger Oval yesterday.

A motorcycle rider was at the hospital last night after he suffered suspected spinal injuries in the Bestbrook area. He was in a stable condition.

Ms O’Shannessy said last night a patient was likely to be transported to hospital in Brisbane with a small non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

“We had a busy weekend at the Warwick Emergency Department and thank the people of Warwick for their patience,” she said.

Injured by Bull

THE busy weekend started for staff in the Warwick Emergency Department on Saturday afternoon when a 50-year-old man was transported to Warwick Hospital after a bull caused a severe injury to his right wrist on a Yangan Road property at 4.45pm.

RACQ CareFlight air crewman Troy Crook said the man injured his right arm while in an animal yard and was airlifted to Princess Alexandra Hospital.

“While avoiding the animal, he injured his arm on a piece of equipment causing deep lacerations,” he said.


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