Team GB paralympic curler David Melrose is taken to hospital with a shoulder harm after the previous firefighter fell out of his wheelchair and off the ice throughout a match in opposition to Canada on the Beijing Games
- David Melrose was enjoying for Team GB in opposition to Canada at Winter Paralympics
- His wheelchair grew to become caught on edge of the ice rink and toppled over
- Melrose suffered a shoulder harm and was taken to hospital for remedy
- Gary Smith changed Melrose within the Great Britain staff however they misplaced 6-3
A Team GB curler suffered a shoulder harm after falling out of his wheelchair throughout a Winter Paralympics match in opposition to Canada in Beijing.
David Melrose was taken to hospital ‘for medical evaluation’ after the nasty fall when his wheel appeared to get jammed on the edge of the ice rink.
The former firefighter, from Duns within the Scottish borders, was mentioned to be in good spirits regardless of being carried out of the curling venue on a stretcher.
The spherical robin match on Wednesday was tied at 2-2 after 4 ends when the incident occurred, with the sport delayed by quarter-hour as Melrose obtained medical remedy.
Officials frantically checked the sting of the rink after Melrose’s chair appeared to tip off the sting of the enjoying floor as he reached for a supply stick.
Great Britain’s David Melrose fell out of his wheelchair and off the ice rink throughout the curling spherical robin match in opposition to Canada in Beijing
Melrose toppled over whereas reaching for a supply stick and fell out of his wheelchair
The former firefighter from the Scottish borders was taken to hospital for additional remedy
A press release from Paralympics GB learn: ‘David has been taken to hospital for medical evaluation after falling out of his wheelchair.
‘He’s aware and was accompanied to the hospital by a British Curling staff nurse and physio after receiving preliminary remedy on the venue. Get properly quickly, David.’
The CBC News reporter Devin Heroux tweeted: ‘Just completed a dialog with GB coach Sheila Swan who tells me British second David Melrose suffered a shoulder harm when he fell off his chair throughout 4th finish break.
‘He’s in nice spirits. An excellent replace. Was an unsettling scene right here as he was taken away on a stretcher.’
Gary Smith changed Melrose within the Britain staff however they went on to lose the match 6-3, that means they’ve now gained three and misplaced 4 of their seven spherical robin matches.
Melrose is competing in his first Winter Paralympics for Great Britain out in Beijing, China
The match on Wednesday was delayed by quarter-hour so the stricken Melrose could possibly be handled
The staff now wants to win their three remaining video games to stand an opportunity of reaching the semi-finals.
Skip Hugh Nibloe mentioned afterwards: ‘It did have an effect on us we’re a close-knit bunch and it is by no means simple to see anybody you care about taken away on a stretcher. The most necessary factor is that he’s okay.
‘Outwardly I felt okay, however subconsciously there was few occasions I do know my thoughts slips pondering ‘I hope he’s okay’.
He was carried away from the Ice Cube enviornment on a stretcher and obtained hospital remedy
Melrose (left) pictured with Team GB colleagues Meggan Dawson-Farrell and Gregor Ewan
‘David being properly is the most effective factor, I’d moderately come off the ice listening to he’s properly with a loss than the opposite means spherical, and it means I can nonetheless have a smile on my face now.’
Melrose is showing in his first Winter Paralympics. He was left paralysed from the waist down after being struck by a falling metal beam whereas tackling a hearth again in 2010.
It took seven months to get better from his accidents earlier than the eager sportsman took up curling in 2018 and was half of the staff that gained world championship silver in Stirling the next 12 months.