Friday May 24, 2019
REBELS' young reserve Henry Atkins has been side-lined for an indefinite period after suffering a dislocated shoulder during the epic meeting between Somerset and Eastbourne on Wednesday night.

The 18 year old took an awkward tumble whilst trying to avoid the Eagles in a first turn melee and was forced to sit out the remainder of the meeting and take a visit to Weston Hospital where the diagnosis was confirmed.

Henry is presently undergoing a regime of intense physio at Seaton, with a couple of appointments a week for three weeks. In good spirits Henry confirmed "I would like to thank everyone for their good wishes. Wednesday didn't quite go to plan for me but I am receiving ongoing treatment and whilst it is too earlier to say for certain when I will be able to be back racing, I really hope it won't be too far off. I would like to make special thanks to Paul and Saul Bully for all their help on Wednesday night, they gave fantastic support with getting the kit packed up and accompanying me to the hospital."

The lad is sure to miss the Rebels forthcoming fixture on Wednesday (May 29th) against Scunthorpe and whether the club will have another meeting before the visit of Leicester on June 19th, hinges on the outcome of the SGB Championship Shield result of Friday's Edinburgh v Glasgow tie. Victory for the home side would see the Rebels clinch the best runners-up spot for the semi-finals and the club would seek to stage their home leg on either 5th or 12th.

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