100 days on, here’s the latest on Ed Jackson’s recovery from a broken neck

Former Dragons back-rower Ed Jackson has walked for the first time as he continues his recovery from a broken neck.

A hundred days after he jumped into the shallow end of a pool and suffered the injury, Jackson has posted a video on his Facebook page of him walking with the help of his girlfriend Lois Rideout.


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After more than 11 weeks in hospital, Jackson returned to his father’s home in Bath and this footage show he is on the mend.

Jackson wrote on Facebook: “There’s been some dark times of course but there’s always been hope. From day one I have remained hopeful and even though I’m still a long way from where I want to be, I can honestly say I’m happy.”


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