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Ansbro returns to Exiles after suffering fractured neck


AFTER FRACTURING his neck during a pre-season fixture in August whilst playing for London Irish, centre Joe Ansbro has returned to the club on November 19 to continue his rehabilitation.

The Scotland international suffered a triple fracture of his C1 vertebra.

Following an MRI scan, it was confirmed that surgery was not required and that the injury would be managed by external fixation.

After spending the last few months at the family home in Scotland wearing the external fixation device, it was removed last week and Ansbro – who holds the distinction of being the first black player to represent Scotland at international level - is now able to return to London to continue his recovery.

“I would like to thank everyone, especially my family and friends, for their support,” said the 27-year-old.

“I have been inundated with messages from not only London Irish and Scotland supporters, but the wider rugby community too. Your support has really got me through this tough time in my life and I am very grateful for that.

“I am glad to be back at London Irish and looking forward to catching up with my team-mates.”

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