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Injured Blues star recovering from operation

Freak injury rules out flanker Finn

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Injured Blues star recovering from operation

NEWBURY BLUES will go to Cleve on Saturday without flanker Finn Walsh, who sustained a ruptured bowel during last week's derby win over Maidenhead at Monks Lane.

The flanker has been in intensive care at hospital in Swindon this week following a Monday operation to repair the damage, sustained in innocuous circumstances during the match.

“It was all a bit of a shock,” said Blues head coach Lee Goodall. “After the game he got progressively worse and to the point where he had to be laid down.
“We scooped him out on a stretcher and took him to hospital in Swindon.

”The good  thing is that the operation was a success and he should make a full recovery and be able to resume his rugby career.”
Walsh will be out for the foreseeable figure, joining groin injury victim Rory Jones on the long-term injury list.

They will miss the trip to Bristol's outskirts to take on fourth-placed Cleve in the South West Premier League who remain unbeaten at home and last weekend snatched a narrow win at Camborne.

Blues add Jon Bastable and Duncan Craigen to their squad with Kyle Doel also unavailable.      

 

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  • anorak

    02/11/2017 - 13:01

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Finn Walsh - all of the team had a mighty fine game against Maidenhead.

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