Following the incident at the recent game between Peterborough Phantoms and Milton Keynes Lightning where Duncan Speirs received a serious injury we wanted to offer some form of update.

Duncan has undergone an operation to rectify the three bone fractures he received alongside ligament damage and will return for further surgery in 12 weeks’ time. He is in good spirits considering his position.

Whilst we are aware of the outcome of the DOPS review, we are as a club are disappointed in the outcome and subsequent tariff applied.

As mentioned, Duncan received a serious injury as a result of the incident and our concern has always been for the ongoing welfare, safety and protection of our players and those within our sport.

We have been in continual dialogue with the association following both the incident and the DOPS outcome and remain disappointed with the outcome having expressed our concerns in the interests of player safety and that compared to other outcomes that have been seen around senior leagues this season we felt the decision seemed potentially disproportionate.

We recognise the difficult and sensitive decisions the DOPS have to make but, on this occasion, felt the need to express our concerns to the association which have been heard but the outcome remains as originally stated. We are in disagreement about this and hope the incident can be a learning point for all for future considerations.

We continue to support Duncan with his recovery and will help him on his long journey back to fitness and wish to thank everyone who has contacted the club, and Duncan directly, to express their concern and support for Duncan, thank you.

Duncan's GoFundMe Page

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