Team of doctors rally to save young footballer who suffered "rare" injury mid-game.

Isaiah Muzaale, from Paisley, was playing for Hearts of Midlothian FC against Glasgow Rangers Academy on Friday, June 7, when he was hurt.

Following an accidental clash with a player, the nine-year-old fell to the ground in pain.

He had a posterior dislocation, popping his collarbone right next to his vessels and windpipe.

His parents rushed him straight to the closest hospital, the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh.

His mum, Kerry Muzaale, said: “When we arrived at the hospital, they gave an X-ray, but it came back clear. Seeing how much pain he was in, the doctors gave him a CT scan and found that he had a dislocation. We are so grateful to the team there.

"They advised that to repair this, a cardiac team would be needed on standby for the worst-case scenario.”

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Soon, Isaiah was taken to the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow to allow him to be assessed for the best treatment plan.

Kerry continued: “At Glasgow, he was given an MRI and ultrasound for more detail.

“His surgeon, Miss Claire Murnaghan, was amazing. Due to the rarity of this accident, Mrs Murnaghan reached out globally to surgeons to discuss options and created a surgical plan for Isaiah.

“We’re delighted to say that on Friday, June 14, he had his surgery successfully and was home on the Saturday. He is feeling a lot better.

"The big problem now is getting him to stay still so that he can heal properly.

“Thinking that your son has a broken bone is one thing. Learning that he could end up in the PICU is another. Thank goodness for the trauma coordinators who were our point of contact throughout our hospital journey. They answered every question and truly looked after us.

“We also cannot believe the support from the football community at the academy and first-team level.

"We’ve had video messages from Hearts and St. Mirren, and offers of physio support from team doctors, including from Rangers. We’re overwhelmed with their kindness.”

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Isaiah is on the mend but will require close supervision, no contact sports and physio sessions to get him back on track.

Jenna Hills, Paediatric major trauma coordinator at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow said: “At the hospital, we are focused on person-centred care and, as a major trauma centre, it is important to have one point of contact for parents and carers when there are multiple people involved in treating their little one.

“We make relationships with the families, like Isaiah’s, and we are so happy when we get to see them leave here together with a smile on their face. We are delighted to hear that Isaiah is doing well at home.

"He was so brave during his time with us, and we look forward to hearing when he is back playing football in a few months. We have a feeling we’ll see him scoring goals on TV one day".