26-year-old Brumbies rugby player Shawn Mackay is in a critical condition after being hit by a car in Durban on Sunday morning.
Rugbyweek reports that ER24 spokesman Derrick Banks said the player was knocked down while leaving the Clapham Grand night club in Morningside with fellow team mates at 4.15am.
“When paramedics arrived on the scene, they found him lying on the his side on the road… he had suffered massive injuries and had to have advanced life support intervention,” Banks said.
He was taken to St Augustine’s Hospital. The man’s name was being withheld until his team made a formal announcement.
It is understood Mackay, 26, was struck as he and several players were making their way back to their team hotel after they went out following the 35-14 loss on Saturday night.
The Brumbies said Mackay was nursing a broken leg and head injuries but is in a stable condition at Durban’s St Augustine’s Hospital.
“Shawn is a popular member of the playing group and obviously our thoughts are with him,” Brumbies spokesman Nick Smith told AAP.
“While we are still gathering details our primary concern is for Shawn’s health and safety.”
Mackay, who came off the bench in the loss to the Sharks, joined the Brumbies at the start of the season from the Waratahs.
The vehicle that hit Mackay was said to have driven off but returned 10 minutes later and Police have been on the scene and are investigating the incident.
The Brumbies will remain in South Africa this week ahead of next weekend’s match with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.Tweet