Rugby League forward Jansin Turgut is currently in a battle for his life after sustaining injuries which have left him in a critical condition.
Recently released by Salford Red Devils due to disciplinary reasons the 23-year-old has been without a club since April. Having taken a trip to Ibiza, the former England Academy captain has since found himself in the Nuestra Senora del Rosario Clinic in Ibiza.
The entirety of the incident is far from clear at present, but the injuries were caused after Turgut fell from a third storey car park. Reports also suggest that incident happened in the early hours of Monday morning at the airport.
Turgut is a player of Turkish heritage who was born in Hull, England. He started his professional career at Hull and has also enjoyed loaned spells at Doncaster amongst other clubs. However, his only two permanent clubs to date have been Hull and Salford. The two clubs have both commented on the situation.
Hull posted on social media that they were “saddened to learn of the news concerning former player Jansin Turgut.”
They also passed on thoughts to the players family adding: “On behalf of the players, coaches and staff at the club, our thoughts are with Jansin and his family at this difficult time.”
Meanwhile, Salford issued a statement which read: “Salford Red Devils wish Jansin a full and speedy recovery and request that all supporters remain respectful of his family’s privacy at this difficult time.”
“It has been confirmed that the 23-year-old has been taken to Nuestra Senora del Rosario Clinic in Ibiza.
“The club are currently in contact with Jansin’s family, while further details are being established.”
Spanish police were able to confirm that it was Turgut who had been severely injured. Speaking with the Daily Star a source revealed: “We can confirm it is him (Turgut) and he is in a very serious state in hospital.
“There is nothing more we can say at the moment.”
Having came through the ranks of his hometown club, Turgut made his professional debut in March 2015 against Leeds Rhino’s. He went on to make 30 appearances for the club with a return of four tries before eventually securing a permanent move to Salford Red Devils in the 2018/19 season.
Unfortunately, due to behaviour of the field the relatively young forward was only awarded with 12 appearances for the North West club before having his contract terminated. Turgut is a player with a wealth of talent and has actually captained Turkey back in 2018, qualifying to represent them through his father.
News surrounding the full extent of Turgut’s injuries will most likely be available later in the week but it is thought at this early stage that there is no brain damage. One positive surrounded by a whole pile of negatives, while he may have avoided brain damage, the MEN have been told by his mother that he has suffered fractures to every bone in his face and has broken his hips, legs, knees, an arm and his hands.
Devasting news to say the least. We at The Why in Sport hope that Turgut can make a quick and thorough recovery.