Footballer back home after op on his skull
A TEENAGE footballer who fractured his skull during a match in Falmouth has spoken of his relief at returning home from hospital.
Rob Wearne, of Four Lanes, was able to return home on Monday after undergoing surgery at Derriford Hospital.
And he said he is now keen to get fit and healthy and, if possible, back on the pitch.
"It has always been my life and over the next few weeks I need to think about if my body can take it," said the 19-year-old, who was a youth squad player at Torquay United last season. "It is heartbreaking for me that I cannot play at the moment, but it is now all about my health."
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The injury was sustained during a match between his team, Falmouth Town, and Elburton on September 22. He spent three days in an induced coma before having an operation to relieve the pressure on his brain. He has some palsy in his face, but has exercises to do daily to strengthen the muscles.
He said: "I remember the first half of the match and getting a yellow card and then I remember waking in the ambulance for about ten seconds."
The next he knew was coming around from the operation on Tuesday.
"The clash itself is a blank, which I am quite glad about. I couldn't believe I fractured my skull though."
His mother Loraine said the family were delighted to have him home. "It is really good. The hospital were pleased with what he had done within the first few days and said he may as well go home."