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Club statement: Taylor Gough

Taylor Gough remains in intensive care at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where the Leicester Tigers back-rower has been since mid-June after being involved in a major road incident.

The 20-year-old suffered multiple injuries, including severe spinal injuries, on the weekend ahead of the squad’s return to Phase One training at Oval Park and is currently suffering from paralysis and unable to move his legs.

Speaking on behalf of the club, Leicester Tigers Chairman Peter Tom said: “We were all very sad to receive the news and, since finding out, everyone at Tigers has had Taylor in their thoughts.”

“We have remained in daily contact with his family and will continue to support Taylor and them through this situation.

“He is a popular member of our squad and Taylor is one of us. And at Tigers, we look after our own.

“I have no doubt the Tigers community, rugby community and Leicester community will rally around him and his family as they navigate this tough time.”

The club has liaised with The Matt Hampson Foundation, who have been in contact with Taylor and his family to provide support.

In partnership with Hambo, a JustGiving Page has been set up to help Taylor and his family during this time. 

Support Taylor by donating via the button below.

Leicester Tigers Director of Rugby Geordan Murphy added: “All of us were impacted, from the playing squad to the back-room, by this news.”

“Taylor is popular with everyone at this club and all of us are thinking of him and his family during this time.

“The club has supported him however we can at the moment and will continue to do so, for however long Taylor and his family need.

“His team-mates, especially those who he came through the junior ranks with, have had this on their minds during what has already been a challenging period and I can’t speak highly enough about each of them and the way they have shown support and compassion for Taylor and his family, ahead of anything else.

The club would like to thank those who have reached out with messages of support to Taylor and his family following the incident and will provide updates on Taylor’s recovery when it is appropriate to do so.