Teen rushed to hospital after rugby injury
A BRISBANE teenager was undergoing surgery Saturday night after being seriously injured in a GPS rugby incident.
Alexander Clark, 15, was playing for St Joseph's College Nudgee when the incident happened during a match at the Boondall school grounds about 11am.
Principal Peter Fullagar said the Year 9 student was at Lady Cilento Children's Hospital after he "sustained a serious neck injury while playing rugby".
"(He) will be going into surgery this evening," Mr Fullagar said in a statement.
"I will continue to update the community over the next 24 to 48 hours, as information becomes available.
"Please respect the family's request for privacy at this time. I ask that you please keep Alexander and his family in your thoughts and prayers."
A Queensland Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed paramedics were called to Nudgee College about 11am Saturday.
Paramedics assessed the 15-year-old boy for a "spinal injury" for about 15 minutes before taking him to the Lady Cilento Children's Hospital under lights and sirens.
It comes two weeks after another teen suffered a serious spinal injury in GPS Rugby.
Conor Tweedy, 16, suffered a major spinal cord injury in a scrum accident while playing for the Gregory Terrace Second XV.
His red-and-black Terrace No. 3 jersey had to be cut off the Year 11 student for emergency surgery the same day after he was rushed by ambulance to Princess Alexandra Hospital with a police escort.