Micheal Fatialofa

Worcester say they'll continue to support Michael Fatialofa

It was feared the New Zealand-born flanker might never walk again after suffering a serious neck injury in a Premiership game on January 4th.

Fatialofa spent almost three weeks in intensive care in London.

He was then transferred to a rehab unit at the private Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital.

He should have been moved to the NHS Stoke Mandeville hospital next door, but there were no beds available.

And he has now received a bill, reported to be $200,000 for his time at the Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital.

Fatialofa faces $200 thousand medical bill

Fatialofa is walking again after initial fears he would be confined to a wheel chair for the rest of life after breaking his neck while playing for English club Worcester in January.

The UK Telegraph is reporting there is now debate over who picks up the bill.

He was treated at the Royal Buckinghamshire private hospital for a month costing $75 thousand and then was due to be moved to the Stoke Mandeville public hospital however there was no bed for him there and he had to stay at the private hospital for four months.

Fatialofa staying in hospital

The former Hurricanes lock came off the bench in the 50th minute of Worcester's 62-5 defeat in the Premiership, and he suffered the injury almost immediately.

It led to a stoppage of around 15 minutes at Allianz Park to allow Fatialofa to be treated, before he was taken away on a stretcher and transported to hospital.

Worcester said in a statement on Sunday: "Warriors lock Michael Fatialofa will spend a second night in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington where his condition continues to be assessed."