Jones suffers cardiac arrest


Published: Sunday 3rd May 2015 by The News Editor

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The Kingstone Press League One match between London Skolars and Keighley was abandoned after the Cougars’ Welsh international Danny Jones suffered a cardiac arrest.

Jones was hurt in the fourth minute and is thought to have collapsed at the side of the pitch. The game, at the New River Stadium, was abandoned at half-time with Keighley leading 12-6.

A statement by the Rugby Football League read: “The RFL can confirm that Keighley Cougars player, Danny Jones, has been taken to hospital and is receiving treatment.

“The League 1 match between London Skolars and Keighley Cougars was abandoned. Our best wishes are with Danny and his family at this time.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 3.10pm today to an address on White Hart Lane.

“We sent a number of resources including London’s Air Ambulance and two ambulance crews to the scene.

“The patient – a man – was in cardiac arrest.

“Extensive efforts were made to resuscitate him and he was taken by road ambulance to the Royal Free Hospital, with the air ambulance on board.”

Keighley posted on their Twitter account that updates from it had been suspended as fans and players sought information regarding Jones’ condition.

Twenty-nine-year-old Jones joined the Cougars in 2010 having previously played for Halifax.

He was a member of Wales’ 2013 squad for the World Cup and played in their pool game against the Cook Islands.

Published: Sunday 3rd May 2015 by The News Editor

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