Burke in good spir­its af­ter scare

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

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.

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