Rochdale Hornets


15th April 2018, 14:09


Lewis Palfrey thanks the rugby league community for their well wishes over the last few days as he returns home from hospital.

LEWIS Palfrey has been discharged from hospital almost a week after being admitted. 

Get well soon messages from across the rugby league community flooded in following the news that Lewis was suffering with periorbital cellulites after cutting his head in last week’s Championship clash against Leigh Centurions.

Lewis said: “I would just like to thank the Hornets fans and fans from other clubs across rugby league who have sent their well wishes. Myself and my family have been touched by the amount of messages we received, there are too many to reply to individually.

Despite being discharged, Lewis says he’s not out of the woods yet.

“I’ve still got some swelling around my eyes and nose and I’ve been given five days’ worth of anti-biotics to keep tackling the infection. I will have to go back on Wednesday for a check on my vision, and back again the week after to check the infection is under control.”  

Alan Kilshaw, Hornets head coach added: “I’m thrilled that Lewis has been discharged from hospital and can return home with his family. The article on Thursday went pretty viral across rugby league and I was amazed at the amount of messages that flooded in – it just goes to show how great the rugby league family is.”

Killer admitted he doesn’t know when Palfrey will return but insists it is not important at the minute.

“I wouldn’t want to put a time frame on Lewis’ return yet, we will wait and see what the experts say after his check-ups. The main thing for him now is to spend some time at home with his family and recuperate in his own time to make sure he is 100% in the long run.”