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Michael Fatialofa: Worcester forward leaves hospital to continue spinal injury recovery

Michael Fatialofa had only been on the Allianz Park pitch for a minute after coming on for fellow lock Graham Kitchener

Worcester forward Michael Fatialofa has left hospital a month after suffering a serious spinal cord injury.

The 27-year-old was hurt in his side’s Premiership loss to Saracens on 4 January and spent more than a fortnight in intensive care at St Mary’s Hospital in central London.

He will move to a spinal rehabilitation unit to continue his recovery.

“Doctors, nurses and physios have been amazing,” Fatialofa wrote on his Instagram page.

“Overwhelmed by the love and support from family and friends. Thanks for riding with me. The marathon continues,” he added.

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