Gloucester Rugby star Henry Trinder thanks Cobalt for getting him back on the pitch
RUGBY star Henry Trinder has thanked Cobalt for helping him get back on the pitch.
Specialist equipment at the charity was used to assess the Gloucester player after he injured his thigh during training last year.
The former Hartpury College student was sent to Cobalt Imaging Centre in Cheltenham by physiotherapists to have a special MRI scan using its high definition equipment.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) produces high resolution pictures of any part of the body in any direction.
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After being scanned with its high definition 3.0 Tesla machine Henry was diagnosed with damage to the adductor tendon in his inner thigh.
It made even walking difficult for the 23-year-old.
The fine detailed images helped doctors and physiotherapists plan a successful recovery and he was back on form in time for the Bordeaux-Begles away match in December.
Henry said: "The injury came at a frustrating time and I was obviously keen to get back to playing as quickly as possible.
"It's the first time I've received treatment of this kind and I wasn't quite sure to expect beforehand but the staff were great and the whole experience very quick and easy.
"Being injured is never pleasant and I'm glad to be back playing now.
"I'd like to thank the guys at Cobalt for the part they played."
The Cheltenham-based charity is better known for helping people affected by cancer and other life-limiting conditions.
But its scanning centre is one of the county's best kept secrets and also includes a high field open scanner, used for larger or claustrophobic patients, and a fleet of five mobile MRI scanners used across the county.
CEO Peter Sharpe said: "We are delighted that Henry is back on his feet and are thrilled to have this important relationship with such a respected and well-loved local team."