The Swan Districts have provided an update on Rhys Palmer, who was hospitalised after a serious motorcycle accident on Saturday night.
The ex-Docker, Giant and Blue was set to lineup for the WAFL club this year, who released a statement on Monday afternoon.
“The club has been receiving many messages over the past 48 hours from both supporters and the wider community wishing Rhys a speedy recovery,” the statement reads.
“It’s now been confirmed that Rhys doesn’t have a head or spinal injury. And although he had damage to his liver, it’s understood that this is expected to make a full recovery. He unfortunately lost his spleen on Saturday night to stop the internal bleeding.
“Rhys has been in and out of an induced coma which is helping his body recover from the significant trauma. He has been able to provide a limited but positive response to his father. His very close family have been by his side throughout the ordeal.
“‘A witness at the accident has contacted the club to say that immediately after the accident Rhys was more concerned for everyone else rather than himself asking if everyone was alright. This is testament to his character,’ said Chief Executive Jeff Dennis.
“The club remains in close contact with the family.”