Worcester lock Michael Fatialofa begins walking unaided following serious neck injury

Michael Fatialofa has been out of action since January
Michael Fatialofa has been out of action since January
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Worcester Warriors lock Michael Fatialofa has started walking unaided after a serious neck injury that he sustained in January.

The 28-year-old sustained the blow during the Gallagher Premiership game against Saracens played at the start of the year and was forced to undergo a surgery at St Mary's Hospital to relieve pressure on his spinal cord and was later shifted to Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Buckinghamshire.

Fatialofa's wife Tatiana posted a video of the Auckland born lock walking and was pleased with his injury progress.

"Not blowing smoke when I say 'Jesus is the answer'," she wrote on her Instagram account.

"I truly mean it because you are witnessing a MIRACLE that even medical professionals can't explain.

"They are so shook by his progress given his critical level of injury.

"Y'all he was literally paralysed from the neck down just 10 weeks ago and currently spinal cord injuries do not have a clinic cure, but my amazing husband is proof that God is never limited to human wisdom. So so so thankful."