4 Apr 2009

Brumbies forward emerging from coma

7:02 am on 4 April 2009

The ACT Brumbies rugby forward Shawn Mackay is emerging from his medically-induced coma after being struck by a car in the early hours of last Sunday morning in Durban.

26-year-old Mackay suffered multiple injuries including a spinal fracture and dislocation and a fractured skull, and doctors say surgery on his spine yesterday went as well as possible.

Mackay has responded to simple questions by blinking his eyes.