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Tincknell moved from intensive care

17 March 2011

  • James Tincknell moved from intensive care
  • Leeds centre continues recovery from serious injuries suffered in car crash
Centre James Tincknell in action for Leeds Carnegie

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Leeds Carnegie have revealed centre James Tincknell has been moved from intensive care as he continues to recover from serious injuries suffered in a car crash.

The 22-year-old, who arrived at Headingley from Wharfedale in the summer, had been involved in a road traffic incident on February 21.

Tincknell had been in intensive care at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough ever since. However he has now taken a step forward in his recovery.

Tincknell in good spirits

A statement from Leeds read: "On behalf of everyone at Leeds Carnegie and the Tincknell family, we would like to thank the staff at James Cook University Hospital for their support of James throughout the last few weeks.

"We would also like to thank all the many well wishers from clubs across the country who have sent their best wishes and prayers for James' safe recovery."

Club doctor Jon Greenwell added: "Having spoken to James at the weekend, he is in good spirits and very grateful to everyone for their support.

"There is still a long road to recovery for James but we will be giving him all our backing."

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