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We are still very shaken and shocked at FTAFC with the serious injury sustained by Robbie Wearne, our young centre forward during the game against Elburton Villa yesterday afternoon. Robbie and the Elburton Keeper collided, clashing heads and both fell very heavily. Robbie was unconcious and in a bad way and Simon very dazed too. We immediately called for an ambulance and made Robbie as comfortable as possible..The Paramedic arrived very quickly and attended to Robbie whilst the ambulance was on it's way then he was rushed him to Treliske. The diagnosis at Treliske was Robbie had suffered a fractured skull and other complications.

It was decided that Robbie needed specialist treatment not available in Truro and he was transferred by road to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth.He is in the Intensive Care ward and was placed into an induced coma to keep him still and calm and there he remains at present. He has needs an operation tomorrow to repair a fragment of bone which is touching the brain, but the encouraging news is that he has no brain damage.

I received a phone call from our manager Alan Carey first thing giving me the update from last night and I also spoke to his Mother Lorraine this morning who was positive. Steve, Robbie's Father called me this afternoon with another update and was also positive saying Robbie had a better day and that there was no pressure on the brain or bleeding. Steve and his family also wanted me to thank everyone for their help yesterday, support and good wishes since the accident.

Naturally this update has been posted with the full permission of Robbie's Family to keep everyone informed.

We also hope that Simon, the Elburton Keeper is feeling ok after such a clash of heads-I expect he was also sore this morning.

Naturally the players and management of both clubs were too upset and shaken to continue after Robbie was taken to hospital and a mutual decision was taken to abandon the game with the agreement of the officials and CSWPL.

We would all like to thank everyone involved yesterday for their consideration and support in what proved to be a sad end to a very fair and competitive game between our sides.

The depth of concern and phone calls plus texts and media messages giving support and good wishes has been overwhelming from our players, Elburton Villa and the local football world in general. It just goes to show what a popular lad Robbie has become throughout the local footballing fraternity.

I know I speak for everyone at Falmouth AFC, Elburton Villa and West Country Football that we all wish him a full and speedy recovery culminating in a return to good health.

Steve Kimberley

Director of Football

Falmouth Town AFC

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I can confirm that after speaking to Robbies's delighted parents tonight, the operation to remove and repair a fragment of bone alongside his brain was a complete success and he is now beginning the road to what is expected will be a full recovery. Robbie was conscious enough to be able to give them a smile and a "thumbs up" , although he has no recollection of the incident or how he came to be there.

The doctors say they will allow him to get up and start moving around in the next couple of days when he is feeling better. The best news for Robbie is that when Steve (his Dad) asked the medical staff if he would be able to play football again,knowing that will be the first question he will ask when he comes around properly, the reply was a positive Yes!! Fantastic news all round. Woohoo!

Everyone at Falmouth Town AFC is so delighted and relieved that Robbie has responded so well to the expert medical care and treatment he's received and hope that he will be able to return home soon to his family and continue the road to recovery!!

Thanks to everyone once again for their messages of support and good wishes that have meant so much to Robbie's family and Falmouth Town AFC.

Steve Kimberley

Director of Football

07799030357

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Great news that he is well. The scary thing about this is that it can happen at any ground in the county where there may not be first aiders on hand as there would be at Falmouth Town!

Best wishes to the lad, and also praise to Falmouth Town and opponents physio's/first aiders for doing such a top class job

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I've spoken to Steve and Lorraine Wearne over the last couple of days and they tell me he continues to make good progress. Robbie has been moved out of the ICU unit and onto Moorgate Ward yesterday which is a great step forward. His memory is coming back slowly but surely and he can now recall the first half and the incident as it happened. He is also starting to get mobile again but is frustrated like any young man that it will take time to get back to normality so that must be a good sign. Robbie is very determined that he will pull on the Amber and Black jersey of Falmouth Town AFC and we believe he will play for us again when he has made a complete recovery!

The Wearne's are still overwhelmed at the coverage and good wishes that are still coming in and the family remain very positive.

If anyone wishes to send Robbie a card the address is

Moorgate Ward

Derriford Hospital

Derriford Road

Crownhill

Plymouth

Devon

PL6 8DH

I will let you know of further progress as it happens.

Steve Kimberley

Director of Football

Falmouth Town AFC

07799030357

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I went to see Rob Wearne at Derriford Hospital yesterday afternoon along with Messrs Vercesi, Pope and Turner and the difference in less than a week was astonishing to say the least! Gone was the young man out cold on the pitch at Bickland Park last saturday and before us sat a resurgent chap who has been through so much both physically and mentally since that game.

We were so delighted to find Rob sitting up watching the BBC Final Score for the footie results, alert and with a firm handshake too. It's fair to say that so far his recovery has been amazing to the point the doctor's are probably going to send him home to recuperate sometime this week! He has a set of stitches you wouldn't believe and is naturally taking things slowly each day. Robbie says he hopes to be up and about soon & is targetting some light exercises before Christmas. I can tell you he is very determined to carry on playing once he gets the all clear from the medics. We can't wait to see him back at Falmouth Town, firstly as a spectator then in the familiar Amber and Gold shirt!!

If any wish to visit, he is in Moorgate Ward with visiting hours between 2pm and 7pm. It would be an idea to check he is still in Derriford before making the journey.

Great news all round!

Steve Kimberley

Director of Football

Falmouth Town AFC

07799030357

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I'm delighted to inform everyone that Rob Wearne has now been discharged from Derriford Hospital to continue his remarkable recovery at home near Redruth.

Rob hopes to come along to watch Falmouth Town in the next week or so.

Thanks to everyone who texted, called, emailed us and posted on the CFF- your concern and good wishes were much appreciated by his family and Falmouth Town AFC

Steve Kimberley B)

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