A TEENAGE boy has been airlifted to hospital after suffering a suspected spinal injury in a game of rugby in Queensland’s Central Highlands region.
The 17-year-old was injured in a tackle during a match at Emerald on Friday night.
He was transported by ambulance to the local hospital where doctors made the decision to airlift him to Brisbane after assessing his injuries.
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The teen was transported to Emerald Airport on Saturday morning from where he was flown by the LifeFlight Air Ambulance Jet to Brisbane Airport.
He was then transported in a stable condition by ambulance to the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital where he remains this afternoon.