Matthew Probert, alleged Lincoln hammer attack victim, returns home to delight of rugby club chairman
The chairman of Scunthorpe Rugby Club has welcomed the news that Matthew Probert, who was allegedly attacked with a hammer in Lincoln, has returned home.
The 21-year-old was on a night out with fellow Scunthorpe rugby players when the incident happened on Sunday, September 1.
It is understood they were celebrating the 21st birthday of Matthew's team mate Ash Dibdin.
Officers were called at around 12.50am after reports a man had been struck on the head with a claw hammer on Hungate, Lincoln.
Matthew was taken to Lincoln County Hospital and later transferred to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield.
He was sent home earlier this week and Lew Clayton, chairman of the club, is delighted.
"It is the most pleasing thing we have heard since the horror of the incident," he said.
"We have known Matthew for a long time and he is a very good player.
"Some of his friends and teammates went to see him when he was in hospital.
"The progress is very promising and we hope he will be back at the club as soon as possible."
Kris Bradley, 22, of Kent Street, Lincoln, has been remanded in custody charged with the attempted murder of 21-year-old Mr Probert.