Friday, 20 October 2017

Leander rower hurt after training accident

A ROWER from Leander Club in Henley was injured in a boat collision while training with the Great Britain squad in Portugal.

A ROWER from Leander Club in Henley was injured in a boat collision while training with the Great Britain squad in Portugal.

Vice-captain Jack Beaumont was in a double scull with Angus Groom when they collided head-on with the GB men?s eight at the Aviz Training Centre.

He suffered ?significant bruising? on one side of his spine and was in hospital for six days.

The 21-year-old athlete did not suffer any neurological damage but is unlikely to row for several months.

Beaumont arrived back in Britain on Saturday and was taken to hospital before being discharged on Tuesday.

British Rowing said he was expected to make a full recovery and return to elite rowing when ready. A spokeswoman said: ?Understandably this will involve significant rehab and will take some time.?

Writing on Twitter, Beaumont said: ?Thank you everybody for the kind messages that I have received over the last few days. I?m now back in the UK and being looked after very well.?

Groom remained at the training camp in Portugal and is back in training. He will be the GB sculling reserve for the world championships in Aiguebelette in France starting on Sunday. Beaumont rowed at the recent world U23 championships where he was fifth in the men?s single scull final. Earlier this season he won a bronze medal in the quadruple scull at the European championships at senior level as a substitute for Charles Cousins.

At this year?s Henley Royal Regatta he was part of a Leander crew that won the Prince of Wales Cup.

Robert Treharne Jones, press and publicity officer for Leander Club, said: ?Jack is doing pretty well. He spent a couple of nights in hospital but he has now been discharged and he?s up and about. I think that?s reassuring.

?He?s feeling pretty good. Throughout this process all his friends at Leander have been very supportive and have been sending messages left, right and centre.?

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