Ross Cale, a former Penrith Panther prop forward 1977-1980, was visited at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown by Sydney Metro. Welfare Officers – Warren Thompson and Alan Webb on Friday 13th March 2015 following a request made to Ben Ross Welfare Manager from Ross Tighe President Western Region Men of League.
Ross had been riding his horse in a paddock outside Dubbo when it fell landing heavily on Ross right leg.
As a result of the fall Ross suffered serious damage to the veins in his leg and also broke two ribs, he was conveyed to Dubbo District Hospital where he was initially treated . He was then to be transferred to Sydney but the local doctors in Dubbo feared that if this occurred he might lose his leg. Subsequently he was treated further in Dubbo and stabilised (local doctors being instructed by Specialist from Sydney) prior to being transferred to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Camperdown where he underwent surgery and is now on the road to recovery.
Ross has been overwhelmed by the visits and phone calls he has received from former team mates and opponents since his accident.
He was presented with a Men of League Polo shirt and Cap and is now looking forward to returning home to Dubbo.
Sydney Metro Branch