Weston FC players visit hospital

PUBLISHED: 20:49 22 March 2015

Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon Mike Radford with Weston Manager Ryan Northmore and players Dayle Grubb, Brad Ash, Syd Camper and Jake Llewellyn, and physiotherapist Jason Seaton (left).

Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon Mike Radford with Weston Manager Ryan Northmore and players Dayle Grubb, Brad Ash, Syd Camper and Jake Llewellyn, and physiotherapist Jason Seaton (left).

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WESTON General Hospital teamed up with Weston Football Club to provide players with a hands-on session on Monday.

Dayle Grubb, Bradley Ash, Syd Camper and Jake Llewellyn were put through their paces by the Weston Area Health NHS Trust’s orthopaedic and physiotherapy departments.

Dr Mike Radford, consultant orthopaedic surgeon, said: “A lot of footballers, rugby players, netballers and hockey players are susceptible to knee injuries which can have catastrophic consequences for their knees in later life. Here at Weston we have a world-class team concentrating on preventing injury and guiding rehabilitation post-operatively should the worst happen.”

The football club’s interim manager Ryan Northmore added: “My own playing career was brought to a premature end because of a knee injury and I wish I had the level of support on offer at Weston General Hospital to rehabilitate my injury.

“Hopefully the players will appreciate the hard work and expertise needed to rehabilitate a career threatening injury and invest more time in their own injury prevention programmes.”

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