Air ambulance called after footballer breaks leg and ankle at game in St Albans

The air ambulance lands at Verulamium Park. Photo supplied by Alex Addison.

The air ambulance lands at Verulamium Park. Photo supplied by Alex Addison. - Credit: Archant

A footballer who broke his leg and ankle at a game last Saturday has spoken about his injuries.

On Monday The Herts Advertiser reported the air ambulance had been called to Verulamium Park.

East of England Ambulance Service said at the time: “We were called to reports of a male with a lower leg injury in St Albans at 1.12pm.

“The air ambulance attended the scene, and the patient was taken to Watford hospital for further treatment.”

Alex Addison has revealed he broke his leg and ankle while playing a game between Old Columbus and Old Albanians.

Alex Addison being treated after breaking his leg and ankle. Photo supplied by Alex Addison.

Alex Addison being treated after breaking his leg and ankle. Photo supplied by Alex Addison. - Credit: Archant

“I had a bad challenge and the ambulance was called”, said the Old Albanian player, who also praised the air ambulance crew and hospital staff


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The team’s next fixture is at Wollams Playing Field at 11.45am on Saturday.

“I will not be playing no, but I will be coming to cheer on the team.”

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