Player in­jured

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Training Education -

EAST Perth re­serves player Beau Chat­ley, who suf­fered a se­ri­ous spinal in­jury dur­ing a match against West Perth on Satur­day, has shown signs of im­prove­ment in Royal Perth Hos­pi­tal.

The 21-year-old landed heav­ily in a tackle late in the sec­ond quar­ter of the match at Leed­erville Oval and was taken off on a stretcher.

He was taken to Royal Perth Hos­pi­tal by am­bu­lance and un­der­went surgery on Satur­day night.

A state­ment on the East Perth web­site on Mon­day morn­ing said Chat­ley had dis­played some im­prove­ment in the past 24 hours.

“Beau is still in the In­ten­sive Care Unit in a se­ri­ous but sta­ble con­di­tion,” it read.

“He was taken off the res­pi­ra­tor last night and is breath­ing unas­sisted.

“This morn­ing Beau asked for and ate food for the first time since the in­ci­dent. There has also been slight move­ment in his right hand.

“The sup­port from the foot­ball com­mu­nity has been over­whelm­ing.

“The club would like to thank ev­ery­one for their well wishes, kind words and prayers.

“Un­der­stand­ably the fam­ily has asked for pri­vacy with this mat­ter and we ask that this be granted.”

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