Second QLD Schoolboy Suffers Neck Injury Playing Rugby
A Queensland schoolboy remains in intensive care after injuring his neck in a high school rugby match on Saturday.
Alexander Clark, 15, underwent surgery to stabilise his neck after suffering a significant injury during a Great Public Schools match at Nudgee College on Saturday.
Nudgee principal Peter Fullagar says the surgery was successful but it's yet to be determined if the Year 9 student will require further operations.
"The extent of his injury is unknown at this stage, and may not be known for days or weeks to come as Alexander recovers," Mr Fullagar said in a statement on Sunday.
Clark is expected to remain in ICU at the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital in Brisbane until Wednesday.
He's the second teenager to suffer a serious neck injury in as many weeks while playing rugby.
A Gregory Terrace Year 11 student required spinal surgery and a tracheostomy after a scrum collapsed during a second XV match.
Conor Tweedy, 16, remains in hospital with muscle paralysis and weakness after his injury on July 21 that damaged the C4 and C5 vertebrae near the base of his neck.
Mr Fullagar said the school would provide support to affected students and staff.