UPDATED Pirates star Ward to miss grand final

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POOLE star Darcy Ward will miss tomorrow's Elite League grand final second leg after being hospitalised in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The young Australian is currently receiving treatment for head injuries following an incident outside a pub in the Dorset village of Sturminster Marshall, a matter of hours after the initial staging of the meeting was postponed due to rain.

It is not yet clear quite how serious the injuries are, but the Advertiser understands Ward will not be fit to face the Robins tomorrow night with the Pirates set to use Niels Kristian Iversen in his place.

Poole boss Neil Middleditch told the Daily Echo this morning: “We all went to leave and the next thing we heard Darcy had been attacked.

“I wasn’t there but he was taken to hospital, he has had a brain scan and I am going down to see him this afternoon, so I will know more this afternoon.”

It is understood Ward was part of a group from the Pirates who went to the pub following Friday night's postponement.

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5:19am Sun 21 Oct 12

swindonbob says...

Wow, didn't see that coming!
Wow, didn't see that coming! swindonbob

5:23am Sun 21 Oct 12

samie43 says...

Get Well Soon Darcy x
Get Well Soon Darcy x samie43

10:27am Sun 21 Oct 12

oldlegtrailer says...

Get well on Tuesday Darcy! I suppose they will have to bring in a guest?
Get well on Tuesday Darcy! I suppose they will have to bring in a guest? oldlegtrailer

12:10pm Sun 21 Oct 12

gruntfuttocks says...

oldlegtrailer wrote:
Get well on Tuesday Darcy! I suppose they will have to bring in a guest?
according to twitter the guest is most likely going to be Niels K Iverssen. i'm just praying for no rain so we can finally get a winner
[quote][p][bold]oldlegtrailer[/bold] wrote: Get well on Tuesday Darcy! I suppose they will have to bring in a guest?[/p][/quote]according to twitter the guest is most likely going to be Niels K Iverssen. i'm just praying for no rain so we can finally get a winner gruntfuttocks

12:35pm Sun 21 Oct 12

TheBluesBrother says...

Reading the comments on the Poole fans forum, it looks like Darcy is turning into another Michael Lee.
Reading the comments on the Poole fans forum, it looks like Darcy is turning into another Michael Lee. TheBluesBrother

2:51pm Sun 21 Oct 12

oldlegtrailer says...

He 's just young with a few quid in his pocket. Once he's taken a few knocks he will steady up. Speedway is a game where if you ride on the edge all the time you get bitten and hard
He 's just young with a few quid in his pocket. Once he's taken a few knocks he will steady up. Speedway is a game where if you ride on the edge all the time you get bitten and hard oldlegtrailer

8:51pm Sun 21 Oct 12

mikek says...

Blimey its all happening Holder has injured his ankle in Poland during a play off meeting and could be doubtful for tomorrow. Poole fans really are praying for rain.
Blimey its all happening Holder has injured his ankle in Poland during a play off meeting and could be doubtful for tomorrow. Poole fans really are praying for rain. mikek

7:30am Mon 22 Oct 12

GalaxyMan says...

Rain won't help them. If its off again then surely Swindon will have won the title.
Rain won't help them. If its off again then surely Swindon will have won the title. GalaxyMan

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