Dr Mike Loosemore speaks to the Telegraph

Dr Mike Loosemore, FSEM Fellow and sports physician, was asked by the Telegraph to give a general insight into a footballing injury such as the deep cut sustained by Wayne Rooney in a recent match against Fulham.

Dr Loosemore advised that the main risk associated with a serious wound such as Rooney’s is that of infection, and hence the area must be cleaned very well. He explained that generally, stitches on such a wound should stay in up to 10 days, and as torn muscle takes time to repair, it must be sewn up directly.

The article, which appeared in the Monday 27th August edition of the paper, can be viewed online here.