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Matt Hampson - Leicester Tigers
Matt Hampson - Leicester Tigers

Hampson's outlook

Leicester Tigers Matt Hampson speaks to BBC Leicester's Sport Reporter Chris Egerton, since breaking his neck training with his country. Listen to the interview here...


Matt Hampson is a young prop forward from Leicester Tigers who suffered a serious neck injury whilst at England Under-21 training in March 2005.

Matt is currently recovering from his injuries at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

BBC Leicester's Sport Reporter Chris Egerton has been to see Matt at his bedside in the last 24 hours and spoke to him at length about his injury, his outlook on life and the overwhelming support from the rest of the community.

Listen to Matt Hampson's interview here...

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Like many of us interested in sport, Matt wanted the chance to play at the highest level of sport.

"His injury puts everything else in rugby into perspective."
Martin Corry, Leicester Tigers and England captain

Unlike most of us, Matt had the physical and mental gifts to succeed.

Until 15 March last year when training with England's Under 21s, Matt was rushed to Northampton General Hospital after a scrum collapsed.

Matt is now paralysed from the neck down and ever since, bar a few joyous days out, he's been based at the world-famous Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire.

last updated: 06/04/06
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