Joe suffered a triple fracture of his C1 vertebra early in the game’s second half. After an MRI scan, it was confirmed that surgery was not required, and the injury would be managed by external fixation. After spending the last few months at the family home in Scotland wearing the external fixation device, it was removed last week and he is now able to return to London to continue his recovery.
The Scotland international said: “I would like to thank everyone, especially my family and friends, for their support. I have been inundated with messages from not only London Irish and Scotland supporters, but the wider rugby community too. Your support has really got me through this tough time in my life and I am very grateful for that. I am glad to be back at London Irish and looking forward to catching up with my teammates.”
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