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Flying hell for injured player.

NUNEATON Rugby Club scrum half Steve Aldis had to be airlifted to hospital after falling heavily during a third team match against Walsall - despite a fear of flying.

The Nuns player went hard into a tackle during Saturday's match for the third string and came up with severe pain in his chest.

Team manager Dave Warden said: "At first it was thought he could have broken his ribs and it may have punctured his lung. But luckily he had just bruised his ribs.

"Because of the location of the pitch, an air ambulance had to be called and Steve was taken to Selly Oak Hospital.

"He has a phobia of flying so they had to give him sedatives for the journey."
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Sep 27, 1999
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