Applause and tears for a heartbreaking goodbye.
Thursday, at the Pasteur hospital in Nice, James Lasis' teammates were all there for the departure of their English teammate.
Seriously injured in the neck in April during a National match against Narbonne, the 25-year-old second-row returned to England to continue his heavy rehabilitation.
They were all there, managers, coach and players of the Stade Niçois, to greet him, express their full support, say that they would not stop thinking of him. The staff of the CHU also, who take care of him for five months, assist in his efforts, see the progress of the one they have nicknamed the "
". Victim of a dislocation of the C3 / C4 cervical joint on a collapsed scrum, James Lasis (1.95 m) has been fighting every day since. Beginning to regain the use of speech, working hard to improve his respiratory functions.
Today, after having contracted Covid-19, suffered pneumonia, urinary tract infections, a bone infection, the Englishman will continue on his way to a hoped-for recovery across the Channel. He will join the Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital in Aylesbury, west London, specializing in these complicated cases. "
The FFR and the Matt Hampson Foundation have worked together to bring James to the best possible place for his recovery,
" commented the family of the England player, who also said "incredibly grateful for all the support provided so far.
This is a marathon, not a sprint, so any additional support is invaluable in helping James win this fight to regain some semblance of life.
»With initial progress.
James Lansis can “
go up to 3 hours without a respirator and without assistance,
” his relatives have revealed.
It was just goodbye.
Recovered, the young player will return to Nice to thank all his partners who have continued to be in support.