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Footballer suffers fractured skull

By Lee_Hall  |  Posted: September 22, 2012

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FALMOUTH Town striker Rob Wearne was transferred to Derriford Hospital on Saturday evening after suffering a fractured skull in yesterday's premier division clash with Elburton Villa at Bickland Park. 

Wearne was involved in an accidental collision with Elburton goalkeeper Simon May, which left the young forward unconscious.

The game was abandoned after 75 minutes as paramedics attended to Wearne on the pitch, before he was taken to hospital in Truro by ambulance.

By then he was semi conscious according to Town manager Alan Carey, who admitted Wearne's condition was serious.

Carey said: "He's had a very bad knock to the head and he's very poorly.

"We can't really say anymore at this moment, the paramedics haven't said much, it was all very upsetting.

"The decision that my players have made to walk off the field is the absolute correct decision.

"It's the worst incident I have ever seen in all my years in football."

Town were leading 2-1 when Wearne suffered the injury as he ran on to a long ball before colliding with May.

Karl Turner (45) and Luke Wort (71) were Falmouth's scorers with Michael Landricombe scoring for Elburton after 65 minutes.

The game will be replayed, with the date to be confirmed next week.

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