Burke in good spirits after scare
Horsham Demons footballer Jordyn Burke could miss the rest of the season after a nasty head knock during his side’s loss to Horsham Saints at Coughlin Park on Sunday.
Burke was put in a neck brace, stretchered from the field and taken to hospital for scans after being bumped on the point of the head as he bent over to pick up the ball. On Monday night Burke released a statement on social media saying he had been cleared of any major spinal damage or bleeding.
“I am very happy and relieved at that news,” he said.
“Unfortunately I have a bulged disc that is impeding some nerves in my neck.
“I will be in a brace 24-7 until seeing a specialist in Melbourne in the near future to assess and make a plan going forward.
“I am at home now resting up.”
Burke said he had been inundated with text messages and calls wishing him well, which had ‘really lifted my spirits’.
“I cannot thank everyone enough,” he said.