Guys – the latest information I’ve managed to glean is that Brumbies lock Shawn Mackay is starting to come out of the medically-induced coma that he’s been in ever since being hit by an armed response vehicle in Durban on Saturday night.
Early signs are pretty encouraging, from the perspective that the big man at least seems able to respond to questions by blinking his eyes. It’s a hell of a long road back for him, though – he’s had to have pretty major spinal surgery, including the fusion of a number of vertebrae. Mackay, his family, friends and teammates are going to need a huge amount of support in the weeks and months to come. At this stage, it is far too early to tell whether the 26-year-old will be able to walk, run or play rugby again.
There are two ways (that I know of) that you can show your support and send Shawn a message of support; check out this article in the Telegraph. Leave a message and it will be conveyed to the Brumbies management. Alternatively, you can join this group on Facebook.
All the best, Shawn Mackay. Rugby is a global family and we all support you to the fullest!Tweet