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10 April 2019

The club can confirm that prop Jamie Acton will undergo spiral surgery ruling him out of the remainder of the 2019 season.

Swinton Lions can confirm the loss of a third player to a season-ending injury with the news that prop Jamie Acton will undergo surgery on a serious spinal injury.

Acton was a key 2019 signing for the Lions but missed last Sunday’s defeat at York City Knights and had an MRI scan earlier this week which confirmed he would require an immediate operation which will see him out of action for at least six months. 

The 26-year-old had made four appearances for the Lions featuring against former club Leigh Centurions, Barrow and twice against Featherstone in league and cup action.

Lions Chairman Andy Mazey said: “It’s another huge blow for our club, Jamie is a quality player and a quality person. In his short time at the club he has really bought into Stuart as a coach and added massive value in terms of both cultural and personal player development within the team.

“Some things however are much more important than rugby league and Jamie’s health and well-being is the primary concern at this present time. Stuart and I are in constant contact and the lad is understandably upset at the moment but we will support him to the best of our ability throughout this process on his road to recovery.

“Jamie has a beautiful wife to be Rachael and a lovely family to lift his spirits and he can count on the support of the entire Lions family. I speak on behalf of everyone when I say, get well soon”.


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