Rugby player James Lasis with Brighton College neck injury Brighton News

A RUGBY player from Sussex suffered a horrific injury while playing in France.

James Lasis, 25, is said to be in “serious condition” after injuring his neck while playing for Stade Nicios.

Lasis, who was born in Haywards Heath and attended Brighton College, suffered a cervical dislocation after a melee collapsed.

He has undergone emergency surgery and is currently recovering in intensive care.

His family received messages of support from the entire rugby community.

Harlequins tweeted: β€œWe are praying for our former academy player James Lasis who suffered a serious injury while playing in France last weekend.

“Keep fighting against James.”

Lasis was playing in a national game against RC Narbonnais when he was injured in the 73rd minute.

He was on the ground 20 minutes before being taken from the field on a stretcher and taken directly to the hospital.

Messages of support are now being sent to him by his friend Pablo Salandria Ruiz, 31 years old.

Bernard Laporte, the president of French rugby, tweeted: β€œThe French rugby family gives their full support to James Lasis, a player from Stade Nicois who is currently hospitalized, as well as his parent and his teammates.

“We join our thoughts in the hope of his good recovery.”

The Wellwishers also gathered to listen to Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline in support of the young athlete.

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This notice was published: 2021-04-27 12:00:00