Sudbrook footballer in agony after injury during a match

South Wales Argus: INJURY: Ricky Douglas INJURY: Ricky Douglas

A GWENT man was left  “in agony” after he dislocated his knee during a football match.

Ricky Douglas, 31, from Caldicot, a defender for Sudbrook Cricket Club FC, was playing in a match at the club’s ground at Mill Lane on Saturday.

A first responder arrived an hour after the injury happened and an ambluance crew were on the scene after two hours.

He said: “Four minutes in I kicked the ball with my left foot and when I tried to turn my studs my right foot got caught in the turf and my knee went the other way.

“It was strange, it felt like a pop and then I collapsed. I couldn’t put any weight on it – it was a sharp pain, it was obvious by the shape of my knee that something wasn’t right.

“At first I was in agony, it eased off then – I think the shock kicked in. People gave me their jackets to keep warm as it was quite cold on the ground, the first responder found it hard to find a vein for the morphine at first because my hand was so cold.”

He added: “He was phoning his base every 10 minutes, he was doing his hardest to get the ambulance quicker.

“I was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital where they corrected my knee.”

Nick Smith, head of service for Aneurin Bevan Health Board area, said: ““At the time of this incident, the service was dealing with a large number of calls but we are concerned there was a delay in the response to this call and invite the patient to contact us directly if they wish to discuss the case in more detail.

“We are working hard as an organisation to ensure we maintain a safe and effective service.”

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3:24pm Thu 6 Mar 14

sword of truth says...

There, there. Never mind. So, what's the point of this 'story'?
There, there. Never mind. So, what's the point of this 'story'? sword of truth
  • Score: 3

6:12pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Magor says...

Perhaps we need a few more Ambulances? The £50m spent on Cardiff Airport would have bought a few.
Perhaps we need a few more Ambulances? The £50m spent on Cardiff Airport would have bought a few. Magor
  • Score: 4

6:30pm Thu 6 Mar 14

insider2 says...

Unfortunately, not matter how oaindul this was for the fottballer, it is NOT a life threatening incident which takes priority.

Perhaps he saw the Ambulances queued outside the Royal Gwent when he went in too.

Its about time the Welsh ARSEmbly sorted the excessive waiting times in the Welsh accident and emergency departments. More ambulances is not the answer - all that would mean is that there would be more to be delayed there !

BTW, it was NOT a First responder whp attended, they don't give morphine being only first aiders who stop clocks, it was a Rapid Response PARAMEDIC who attended, I do wish the Argus would get it right,..............
.................slo
ppy reporting as usual!
Unfortunately, not matter how oaindul this was for the fottballer, it is NOT a life threatening incident which takes priority. Perhaps he saw the Ambulances queued outside the Royal Gwent when he went in too. Its about time the Welsh ARSEmbly sorted the excessive waiting times in the Welsh accident and emergency departments. More ambulances is not the answer - all that would mean is that there would be more to be delayed there ! BTW, it was NOT a First responder whp attended, they don't give morphine being only first aiders who stop clocks, it was a Rapid Response PARAMEDIC who attended, I do wish the Argus would get it right,.............. .................slo ppy reporting as usual! insider2
  • Score: 7

6:43pm Thu 6 Mar 14

regescu72 says...

Is this really newsworthy?
Is this really newsworthy? regescu72
  • Score: 4

7:13pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Limestonecowboy says...

Often wonder with these stories could somebody not of helped by getting him into a car, laying across the backseat, & taken him to A&E?
Often wonder with these stories could somebody not of helped by getting him into a car, laying across the backseat, & taken him to A&E? Limestonecowboy
  • Score: 7

11:45am Fri 7 Mar 14

Billybong41 says...

Hear that ???? sounds like a barrel being scraped to me.

Sportsman gets injured..... how is that news ? go into the Royal Gwent ( Or any other Hospital ) on any Saturday afternoon during the right seasons and the waiting room is full of people in football or rugby kits.
Hear that ???? sounds like a barrel being scraped to me. Sportsman gets injured..... how is that news ? go into the Royal Gwent ( Or any other Hospital ) on any Saturday afternoon during the right seasons and the waiting room is full of people in football or rugby kits. Billybong41
  • Score: 0

11:51am Fri 7 Mar 14

Billybong41 says...

regescu72 wrote:
Is this really newsworthy?
Look out for next week's headlines......

Dai Davies burns his toast and sets off his smoke alarm...............
......Neighbours were said to be rushing around with buckets of water but couldn't get through the thick plumes of smoke.
[quote][p][bold]regescu72[/bold] wrote: Is this really newsworthy?[/p][/quote]Look out for next week's headlines...... Dai Davies burns his toast and sets off his smoke alarm............... ......Neighbours were said to be rushing around with buckets of water but couldn't get through the thick plumes of smoke. Billybong41
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