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Date: 27th February 2013
A Paul Edwards copyright exclusive for L&DCC Official Website.
Scott Rimmer has returned home from Australia and is making a good recovery from the serious injuries he suffered before Christmas.
The 19-year-old Fleetwood Hesketh cricketer broke his hip and pelvis and also injured two vertebrae when a girder fell on him at the Melbourne building site where he was working, but club captain Paul Mullen visited him at home on Tuesday evening and has reported that Rimmer is "well on the road to recovery".
"Scott's in good shape and is in buoyant spirits," said Mullen. "He looks well and our Australian friends at Ferntree Gully have clearly looked after him.
"Obviously it appears very unlikely that he'll play cricket this season but he's already talking about becoming more active and that's another good sign. Everyone at Fleetwood Hesketh will keep him as involved as possible."
Rimmer had to spend eight weeks in a Melbourne hospital bed after his accident and the rapid improvement in his condition is testament both to the medical care he received in Australia and to his own powers of recovery.
"We've had two fantastic seasons at Fleetwood Hesketh but this has put everything in perspective," said Mullen. "We'll make sure that we play with a smile on our faces this summer because we know that Scott will be watching us at the very least."Back to top