There were dramatic scenes at The ‘Stute at the weekend after the air ambulance was called out following an injury during an Ilkeston Fourth teams rugby match against Long Eaton Seconds.
The crew of the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance were called to the ground at around 3pm on Saturday after Elks player Rob Lamont, known as ‘Big Red’ was hurt during a maul.
The 30-year-old injured his head and was knocked out cold.
The crew administered oxygen to him and helped local ambulance crews with treatment before he regained counciousness 40 minutes later.
He was taken to Nottingham’s Queen Medical Centre by road but was released on Sunday.
Player for Ilkeston Seconds team John Booth saw what happened from his game and ran over.
“His eyes were just white because they were rolling back in his head,” he explained. Two of the lads from his team stayed with him overnight.”
It is understood Rob, who is co-manager of the team, has not suffered any lasting damage from the injury.