Wednesday 13 November 2019

Britain's hockey captain released from hopital with titanium plate in jaw

Kate Walsh being treated after accident.
Kate Walsh being treated after accident.

GREAT Britain women's captain Kate Walsh is due to return to the Olympic Village after spending three nights in hospital with a fractured jaw.

The 32-year-old has had an operation to insert a titanium plate in the left side of her face after being hit by a stick in GB's opening win over Japan.

She left The Royal London Hospital this morning and was set to rejoin her team-mates, who play Belgium tomorrow.

No decision has been taken yet on whether Walsh will play any further part in the Games but coach Danny Kerry has said she will be fitness-tested beforehand and he will also assess her overall welfare before coming to a conclusion.

The medical advice received by the team is that there is nothing to prevent her playing and Kerry said yesterday the surgeon had told him the jaw was now actually stronger as a result of having the plate inserted.

PA Media

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