Former Dragon Mike Poole suffered his injuries playing for Llanelli in the Premiership.
Scarlets winger Mike Poole is recovering well in Cardiff Heath Hospital after undergoing two sets of surgery to stabilise a serious neck injury sustained in Llanelli's game against Swansea on December 28th.
The winger, who is on a year's contract with the Scarlets and Wales' Sevens had scored two tries in the Premiership fixture before sustaining a fracture and dislocation to his neck at the game held at St Helen's.
He was taken immediately to Morriston Hospital and then later transferred to the Heath hospital in Cardiff where he has undergone two operations.
Scarlets Head of Medical Andy Walker said: "Mike's injury was serious; the surgery undertaken has been successful and thankfully there has been no loss of function as a result of the injury. He will undergo a further CT scan later to ascertain whether he will need one further operation; however to date he has progressed well, the injury has been stabilised and he is recovering.
"On behalf of Mike, his family and the Scarlets we would like to express our gratitude to all the staff and medical teams at both Morriston and Heath Hospitals for their excellent work as they continue to monitor him. He is expected to remain in hospital for another week.
Simon Easterby, Scarlets Head Coach said: "Everyone at the Scarlets and especially the coaches and all our players send Mike and his family their very best wishes. We have been in close contact with the hospital teams, Mike and his family throughout and we are all pleased to see him making good progress."
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