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Canadian rugby player suffers traumatic brain injury in Bali car crash

Canadian rugby player Nick Allen was hospitalized in Indonesia with a traumatic brain injury after a car crash final week in Bali, Rugby Canada mentioned.

Allen, 26, who performed for the nationwide sevens workforce during the last two seasons and represented Canada on the Commonwealth Games final summer season, was damage on Nov. 7, the federation mentioned on Instagram.

Emergency surgical procedure was required after Allen suffered extreme accidents to his head, shoulder and forearm, Rugby Canada mentioned. The sluggish strategy of Allen “being woken” from a medically induced coma had began, in accordance with the publish on Saturday.

There was no speedy phrase on the reason for the crash or how lengthy the restoration course of would possibly take. A message left with Rugby Canada was not instantly returned.

A GoFundMe web page arrange by family and friends to pay for Allen’s medical payments had raised over $151,000 of its $200,000 objective as of Monday afternoon.

Allen, a six-foot-four 230-pound again row from West Vancouver, B.C., performed on the college degree for the UBC Thunderbirds from 2015-20.

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