Mother takes to Twitter to thank emergency teams for treating her son who sustained injuries in school rugby match

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A mother has used Twitter to thank the emergency services who treated her son after he was injured playing in a schools rugby match.

The teenager was playing for Ratcliffe College, Leicestershire, in an away game against an under 15s from Wisbech Grammar School.

Magpas Helimedix air ambulance was called after the boy suffered a fractured ankle.

The air ambulance flew to the grammar school playing field in Wisbech at 1.15pm on Saturday following what Magpas described as a 'complicated lower leg injury' sustained by a teenager.

A Magpas spokesman said: 'When the Helimedix arrived, an EEAST ambulance crew were on the scene providing pain relief.

'The Magpas team then sedated the patient and splinted his ankle, before accompanying him in a land ambulance to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in King's Lynn. 'On arrival at the hospital, the young man was comfortable and awaiting surgery.'

The helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene was pilot Craig Redmon and crew member Steve Hunwicks.

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The boy's mother used Twitter to thank all ambulance crews 'so much for the excellent treatment of James'.

She also praised the staff of Queen Elizabeth Hospital 'for the excellent care yesterday and today; all staff amazing especially Doctor Angelo in accident and emergency.' She used the hash tag 'NHSthebest'.

The boy's condition is not known.

A Wisbech Grammar Schol spokesman said; 'Our 1st XV rugby team was playing Ratcliffe College, Leicestershire, in a home match on Saturday, which was a 22-17 win for WGS.

'During the match a Ratcliffe player suffered a contused fracture of the ankle. He was cared for by the WGS physiotherapist, Mrs Claire Taylor, and members of St John Ambulance who attend the school's matches every Saturday in case of such an event.'

Ratcliffe College was founded in 1847 by the Institute of Charity. Founder Antonio Rosmini was renowned as an educational innovator 'and that spirit has propelled the college forward ever since' says their website.