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Barnes to undergo operation in UK

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STAR scrum-half Malcolm Barnes suffered a locked dislocation with a fractured vertebrae in his neck during Guernsey's excellent win over Dorking.

STAR scrum-half Malcolm Barnes suffered a locked dislocation with a fractured vertebrae in his neck during Guernsey's excellent win over Dorking.

GRFC head coach Jordan Reynolds admitted that the news has taken the shine off an outstanding performance against the previously unbeaten National Three London & South-East leaders.

Reynolds revealed yesterday that Barnes had returned home after the game but was in pain through the night and went to the PEH on Sunday, where X-rays confirmed a fracture.

He was then flown to England for further assessment at a hospital in Somerset.

'Necks are obviously not something you can mess about with and we are just hoping that he is going to be healthy. If he is able to play again, that's just a bonus,' Reynolds said.

'We just have our fingers crossed that he will be OK.'

Reynolds reported last night that Barnes is on the trauma list for surgery and surgeons are confident of a full recovery.

More in today's Guernsey Press.

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