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Footballer's recovery

By The Cornishman  |  Posted: September 27, 2012

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A RISING football star who fractured his skull during a match is expected to make a full recovery. After Falmouth Town striker Rob Wearne underwent surgery at Derriford Hospital on Tuesday afternoon he gave his relieved family a "thumbs up". His father Steve Wearne was watching the match with Rob's grandfather Clive Lincoln when the teenager collided with the Elburton goalkeeper. "We saw them crash. I went to him and he was conscious, his eyes were moving and he tried to get up," said Mr Wearne. He only learnt how serious the injury was at Royal Cornwall Hospital at Truro before Rob was transferred to Derriford and put into an induced coma. The player from Four Lanes turned 19 on the day of the incident. Rob's mother Loraine said: "The operation was a complete success. The surgeons repaired the bone. "Everything is looking good and they hope to get him up and about soon."

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