Salford Red Devils

Jansin Turgut is in hospital on life support in a hospital in Ibiza following an accident in the island’s airport car park on Tuesday. Turgut fell some three stories out of the car park and has sustained critical injuries learned today.

Turgut has sustained broken bones and fractures in every part of his face; he has broken his hips, his knees, both legs, broken arms and broken hands his mother Carole Butler told Sky Sports.

The rugby player who has had stints with both Hull and Salford Reds is still in a critical condition in recovery in the private Nuestra Senora del Rosario Clinic following a ten-hour operation that he underwent on Monday in order to stabilise his condition. Doctors told his mother, that this is a vast catalogue of injuries and they worked hard for hours to deal with each and every one of them. She said “I’m going to tell everyone how it is, I am not going to dress it down. He’s had severe fractures in every bone in his face. He has broken hips, broken legs, broken knees, broken arm and broken hands so it’s really not very good. He’s on a life support machine, but the good news is, miraculously, they don’t think at this moment he has brain damage. He has a lot more surgeries to go. I’m not sugar coating it because people should know the truth. We just don’t know how this will go. He’s more stable now than he was yesterday, and that’s as much as we know for now.”

Mrs Butler flew out to Ibiza on Tuesday to go and see her son and has been with him ever since. Turgut’s father, unfortunately, was not able to make the journey as he is currently receiving kidney dialysis treatment. This hasn’t stopped him worrying about his son, and he is said to be in constant contact with his wife and is really upset about the accident.

Turgut was on the Island for a holiday with a friend after having been released by the Salford Reds, less than a month ago. A fundraiser to assist in his treatment has already gathered over £8000 so far and continues to grow.

Turgut is originally from Turkey, a country which he has represented at the Emerging Nations World Championships back in 2018. As captain, he saw his side win three out of their four matches. He has also played for the English Academy in a game against the Australian Schoolboys back in 2014 and made his Rugby League debut with Hull in 2015 in a Super League game against Leeds Rhinos at the KC Stadium.

It is hoped that Turgut will make a recovery from his injuries, but it is safe to say that the road ahead is a long one, and it is highly likely that he may not be able to return to the sport. However, the most critical step next for him is to get better and recover from his injuries. We wish him Get Well Soon.