Physio hurt after rugby match collision

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A RUGBY team’s female physio was taken to hospital for injuries to her ear after she collided with a player.

Gosport and Fareham physio Andrea Martin needed 10 stitches put in her right ear after the bizarre on-field accident on Saturday.

She had rushed on to the field to attend to an injured Tim Snowden midway through the second half of the match at Tottonians when she collided with Gosport winger Pat Mulholland who was chasing a kick ahead.

The accidental collision resulted in her being driven to Gosport War Memorial Hospital from where she was transferred to Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham.

Medics there stitched and bandaged her ear.

Natalie Lloyd, who took over the physio duties for the latter part of the game, said: ‘She’s a bit shell-shocked with an ear that hurts a bit – but thankfully she’s alright.’

And there was no good news as Gosport and Fareham ended up losing the match to Tottonians 16-13.