Tiny swallow big step for injured rugby star

Brandwag player fighting his way back to health after serious neck injuries


When Brandwag High School rugby player Dano Swart, 18, recently managed to swallow 5ml of creme soda it was a cause for celebration for his family and friends, who hoped it meant the youngster – badly injured during a rugby match – was slowly clawing his way back to health.

The young sport star suffered a severe neck injury during the Eastern Province high schools rugby trials at Framesby in May, leaving him with fractured neck vertebrae and no sensation in his upper and lower body...

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