Oli sprained his arm before half-time

I’ve played rugby most of my life, so I’ve suffered from a few bumps and bruises along the way.

I used to spend so much time in A&E until I was told about how the Minor Injuries Units (MIU) in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin can see me much quicker.

During a recent home game, just before half-time, I got caught up in a nasty tackle and landed on my wrist. A friend drove me to the MIU in Bridgnorth and they confirmed it was a sprained wrist, so they bandaged it up and I was on my way home basically before the game had even finished.

The great thing about an MIU is that it’s a walk-in service with no age limit. Plus, they can also refer you to A&E if necessary or to another, more suitable, service.

You also don’t have to be a resident of the area they’re in – perfect for my away games!

Just make sure you check their opening hours and only use it for the following:

  • Bites, human and animal
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Foreign bodies in the eyes, nose and ears
  • X-Ray & Fractures that require plaster only (Ages 5 years and above)
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Minor head injuries (with no loss of consciousness)
  • Soft tissue injuries, for example sprains and bruises
  • Wound infections

The four MIUs across the local area are located in Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Oswestry and Whitchurch. You can find out more about them here.

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