I had no feeling in my body and feared I would be left paralysed

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PIC – William Dougan who suffered a severe spinal injury when playing rugby for Armagh two weeks ago.
AN ARMAGH man admits he had a ‘lucky escape’ after suffering a serious spinal injury during a rugby match at the Palace Grounds on September 20.
William Dougan was playing for Armagh 3rd XV against a side from Portadown RFC, when he suffered the injury after an incident in the ruck.
Fortunately for William, the visiting team had a doctor on their backroom staff and he was able to assess the injury and ring an ambulance in a matter of seconds.
Speaking to the Ulster Gazette, William admitted it was a moment he will never forget.
“I was crouched fairly low on my feet in the ruck and the next minute I was hit by an opponent and my body was thrown backwards.
“The Portadown doctor saw I was in serious pain straight away and he sprinted on to the pitch…….. for the full story go to http://www.ulstergazette.co.uk/articles/news/42530/i-had-no-feeling-in-my-body-and-feared-i-would-be-left-paralysed/

Everyone wished William a full and speedy recovery.

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