Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights' started by Knitey, Apr 10, 2013.
Thank you Terry, a lovely thought and post, I'm sure it will bring comfort and inspiration.
Alex had another surgery yesterday afternoon/night but hasn't seemed to improved the situation as he is yet to have any feeling in his legs. They are hoping that when he is taken out of induced coma that he will be okay.
Re: KNIGHTS INJURIES and SUSPENSIONS
Alex McKinnon Update:
Alex is out of induced coma, has improved dramatically. Breathing without the ventilator and has spoken for the first time. They are hoping to move him to the Royal North Shore Hospital soon.
I'm getting some appalling mail.
According to ABC Grandstand 8:30pm Aussie time, Alex has been told by his Doctors that he will be a quadriplegic.
Alex McKinnon Update
Tue 1st April, 01:48PM
There were no new developments on Monday in regards to Alex McKinnon’s condition.
The Club has continued to provide factual updates in consultation with Alex’s family at this delicate time.
Alex was brought out of an induced coma following his initial surgery last Tuesday and has been conscious since.
Doctors confirmed Alex had suffered a devastating spinal injury on Wednesday.
On Sunday he was able to communicate with his family after his assisted ventilation was removed.
While Alex’s condition continues to improve, his body is in the first phase of recovery.
As previously shared, he has movement in his right arm and the uncertainty remains in the extent of further recovery.
The doctors explained any regeneration and recovery could be up to two years.
As Alex remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition, visitation is restricted.
Therefore coach Wayne Bennett visited on Monday without Alex’s teammates as initially planned.
The Club is extremely disappointed in the sensationalised television news story on Monday night about this tragic situation.
One of the most important factors for Alex at this time is hope, which was jeopardised by this report.
The Club and the McKinnon’s appreciate the respectful way other media have handled and reported on Alex’s condition.
Club staff will continue to stay with Alex and his family in Melbourne and continue to provide any appropriate update in consultation with his family.
We again request Alex and his family's privacy is respected at this time.
To Members, fans and all who are sending their best wishes, thank you.
All offers of financial and in-kind support are appreciated however our focus remains on Alex.
When the time is appropriate, the Club will notify how your contribution can be accepted.
From Alex’s family; Kate and Scott McKinnon (Alex’s parents) and Teigan Power (Alex’s partner):
“We would once again like to thank the public and media for the ongoing show of concern and support for our son and partner, Alex.
“While there is a lot of detail being reported about Alex’s condition, it is important to remember that it is still early days for him post-injury.
“Those close to Alex know he is strong, and that he is a fighter and, that alone, is reason to remain hopeful.”
Fake Alex T-Shirts & merchandise
Please be advised that any 'Rise For Alex' merchandise being sold online is not affiliated with the club.
Believe it or not, there are some low lives out there looking to make some money.
The club is currently working through some ideas and ways in helping Alex and his family financially.
Until then, stay patient and send your messages to Alex via firstname.lastname@example.org
Also anyone who runs other Facebook fan pages or twitter pages etc please spread the word. We don't want people to make a cent out of this. We want the money going to Alex, not others.
The Marathon Stadium ones look OK - or are they dodgy ... ?
I don't know SJ.."MarathonStadium" is the name of the Knights members forum, as for any items that they sell, I don't know.
Peter Mata'utia ruled out for eight weeks and Jarrod Mullen could be sidelined for a similar period of time.
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