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Last Updated: Thursday, 2 August 2007, 09:15 GMT 10:15 UK
Quinnell hurt in shower accident
Scott Quinnell
Scott Quinnell was capped 52 times for Wales
Welsh rugby star Scott Quinnell is being treated for serious injuries after he fell through a glass shower door at his home near Llanelli.

The former Wales and Lions back-row forward was taken to hospital with glass embedded in the back of his right arm, hand and knee.

His family fear 35-year-old Quinnell may lose the use of three fingers on his right hand after severing a nerve.

He is being treated at West Wales General Hospital in Carmarthen.

His wife Nicola said: "He's fallen through a shower door and severed his right tricep.

"He's also got glass in his hand and knee.

"We don't know if he'll get the feeling back in three fingers in his right hand.

"He was just getting into the shower when he slipped."

Father-of-three Quinnell played for Llanelli and won 52 caps for Wales before retiring five years ago with a knee injury.


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