Rochdale star Lewis Palfrey in hospital over serious infection

Rochdale Hornets ace Lewis Palfrey is currently being treated in hospital for a serious infection to a cut he suffered in their defeat at Leigh.

The 28-year-old suffered a cut to his face in the second half of their Championship clash against Leigh Centurions on Sunday and was treated on the field by club physio and Leigh’s doctor. After the game, he had stitches by Leigh’s medical staff.

In the days after the game, the half-back suffered considerable swelling to his face and eyes and was admitted to hospital, where he is currently being treated for periorbital cellulitis and is now on intravenous antibiotics.

And Hornets head coach, Alan Kilshaw, has wished Palfrey a safe and speedy recovery.

He said: “Lewis got a cut above his eye, was strapped up and went back on and played.

“He was stitched up after but unfortunately, he got an infection in the cut and he’s really swelled up. Both his eyes are swelled to the point of being closed other than a little bit on his left eye.

“He’s on a drip at the minute with some strong antibiotics and the swellings that bad nothing will be picked up on any scans at the so he’s being monitored for the next few days.

“All our thoughts are with him, his partner, Hollie and their son. We just hope the concern for him lightens over the next few days and he can get out of hospital. Hopefully he will make a speedy recovery.”

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