30 March 2009

Brumbies Shawn Mackay hit by a car in South Africa

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South Africa’s Sport24 informs us that the Brumbies forward Shawn Mackay has been hit by a car after going out with team mates to drown sorrows in the wake of the team’s loss in Durban.

    Durban – Brumbies rugby forward Shawn Mackay is in a Durban hospital after being hit by a car following his side’s Super 14 loss to the Sharks in South Africa.

    It is understood Mackay, 26, was struck as he and several players were making their way back to their team hotel after they went out following the 35-14 loss on Saturday night

The Canadian Press is also running with the story.

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Latest reports are the Shawn is coming out of his coma and responding well.

On the news tonight, they said they were fusing his spine (no more footy for him, even in the best case scenario) tonight, then bringing him out of the coma, and then they’ll find out if he’s paralysed or not. What a rotten thing to happen. I hope he’s not paralysed.

For those of you on Facebook a group has been created to show your support for Macca.

I believe it was created by a die hard Brumbies fan shocked by the news.

I’m useless at html but the link is:

There’s a possibility of paralysis, according to ABC News. Shocking stuff 🙁

ACT Brumbies forward Shawn Mackay has a broken neck, a broken leg and multiple facial fractures after he was hit by a car in Durban yesterday.


OMG !! This is such a tragedy…. Positive thoughts are out there for him. He is such a sweetheart !

Rugbyheaven have it as well. Indicating that it was actually an armoured car.

And now put into a Medically induced coma.

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