Air ambulance landed on the field during MK Wolves’ game with Bedford Tigers after player-coach Abe Kerr collapsed during the game.
Midway through the first half, while one of Tigers’ players was receiving treatment, player-coach Kerr collapsed.
He was helped to the sidelines, but there was enough concern over his wellbeing to call for emergency help.
Bedfordshire’s paramedics arrived quickly and assessed the patient, but were concerned enough to summon the air ambulance from Cambridge.
Clearly distracted, Wolves never got back into the game, eventually losing the match 48-10.
After being seen to by paramedics, Kerr was diagnosed with concussion and taken to Bedford Hospital.
Speaking from his hospital bed, Kerr said: “I had a couple of bangs early in the game and thought nothing of it.
“Then suddenly, with no-one around me, started to feel woozy, and I don’t remember much after that.
“I’m immensely grateful to the East of England Ambulance Service and the East Anglian Air Ambulance for acting so quickly, and to all the MK Wolves and Bedford Tigers for their concern.”
Wolves chairman Andrew Quirke said: “Abe is a popular and influential key member of MK Wolves, and it was worrying for us all to see him fall down like that, but also to see him receiving treatment.
“While a concussion is certainly serious, thankfully it was nothing more concerning and it looks like he’ll be OK. And that is far more important to all of us than today’s result.
“Huge thanks to all at the game, and the emergency services.”