Will Hurrell is back in rugby after being forced to retire

Former Bristol Bears centre Will Hurrell has linked up with National League One side Plymouth Albion to become the Devonians new assistant coach the Indy can reveal.

The 30-year-old was forced to hang up his boots earlier this year after suffering a serious head trauma in an away match at his former club Leicester Tigers back in January.

It was revealed in the weeks after his injury that Hurrell had in fact suffered a stroke – a consequence of his whiplash style injury. After consultations with a sports injury specialist, the centre, who also played for Championship teams Coventry and Doncaster during his career, was told that playing rugby could risk in further serious injury.

However, Hurrell is now back involved in rugby circles once more after accepting a role to assist Albion head coach Damian Welch and look after the Brickfields backline.


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