‘Gobsmacked’ medical staff save cyclist with knife in his head

WARNING: This story contains graphic images.

The last time the medical practice of former Springbok Dr Brendan Venter was this shaken up was when filmmaker Leon Schuster visited about two years ago. Before that, it was when former Springbok Bryan Habana dropped in about seven years ago.

This time their daily routines were disrupted by something far more serious than celebrities, when Shaun Wayne walked in on Monday morning with a knife lodged deep in his head.

Venter, who was not at the practice at the time, told TimesLIVE: “We were all like: ‘Wow! What did the patients say?’ Everyone was gobsmacked!” 

A colleague loaded Wayne into her car and took him to Hottentots Holland Hospital in Somerset West. He was then transferred to Tygerberg Hospital in Bellville, where the knife was removed and his wound was stitched up.

He is being kept under observation at the hospital but has seemingly suffered no permanent brain damage.

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