Hull KR co-captain Mose Masoe says he is “stoked” to remain in Pinderfields Hospital so he can get the necessary support he needs.
The Samoa international suffered a career-ending injury back in January during a pre-season match against Wakefield.
Masoe, 30, has been recovering from his spinal injury at Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield but last week was told he would need to recover at home due to the hospital needing beds for coronavirus patients.
But circumstances have changed and the spinal ward is staying for the time being, and Masoe couldn’t be more grateful for the support the NHS staff have given him during his time of need.
He said: “The spinal ward wants to stay as the spinal ward but with all the coronavirus going on, I think it’s safer for people to go home.
“A lot of people were told that they would be better off if they went home and stay away from the coronavirus. We were told that last Monday but I think the next day our consultancy were fighting for us to stay in spinal because they knew how important it is.
“I’m very lucky to be in here for another week so I’m stoked. We don’t know (when I’ll be out).
“They are still trying to shift people out when it is safe enough for them but I don’t actually know when I am going home yet so I am just making the most of everyday in here.”
Masoe has started walking again with the assistance of crutches and is now on the road to recovery.
He added: “In just one week, I’ve learned how to transfer from my chair into a bath chair and I’ve started to walk with crutches.
“I’ve got my own walking frame so I walk around my bed with my frame. The physios here have been awesome.”
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