Cornell du Preez: Worcester Warriors ahead has surgical procedure after throat harm
Worcester back-row ahead Cornell du Preez requires “additional surgical procedure” on his larynx after taking a blow to the throat in Saturday’s defeat by Wasps.
The Scotland worldwide, 27, was taken to hospital amid considerations of a fractured larynx on Saturday and has since undergone remedy.
Du Preez lasted simply 5 minutes of his debut, following his summer time transfer from Professional14 facet Edinburgh.
“Cornell is secure and resting in hospital,” the club posted on Twitter.
“Additional surgical procedure can be required to his larynx. The membership is offering full assist for Cornell and his household and desires him a speedy restoration.”
What’s the larynx?
The larynx is the technical time period for what’s also known as the voicebox in our throats.
“It’s a small, hole tube which sit on the prime of our windpipe and anchored to the bone that is related to our tongue,” the BBC Future website says.
“The voicebox is made from cartilage – similar to the pliant tip of your nostril, or the versatile materials in your kneecaps – and incorporates small bands of tissue that may develop and contract.
“That tissue pulls collectively, and the air dashing by means of it causes the bands to vibrate. When that occurs you get sound.”
The fracturing of this pipe could be a drawback, and never only for our capability to talk, as it could trigger airway blockages and because of this Du Preez’s harm was handled as an emergency.