Schoolboy's fingers ripped off after climbing fence at Edenham High School, Shirley
A schoolboy was rushed to hospital on Tuesday after two of his fingers were ripped off when his hand got caught on a fence in the playground.
The year 10 Edenham High School student suffered the injury after climbing over the fence to retrieve a football at lunch time.
As the 14-year-old climbed back over into the school grounds his hand became trapped, and his fingers were ripped off as he fell.
The London Ambulance Service were called to the school in Orchard Way, Shirley, at 1.25pm.
A spokeswoman said an ambulance crew was sent to the scene and staff treated a 14-year-old boy for a hand injury.
Headteacher Richard Rudd said he had been in touch with the boy's family since the incident, but it was not yet known when he will return to school.
Mr Rudd said: "He is fine but he is in a lot of pain. They reattached his fingers, so we are hopeful he will make a good recovery."
Speaking about the incident he added: "It was lunch time, he was playing football on the tennis courts and the ball went over.
"The boy jumped over to get the ball and threw it back over fence, as he jumped down he caught his hand."
Mr Rudd said an internal review of the school's procedures would be under way but said their procedures were already "pretty high".
He said: "This is really a very freak accident, he wasn't even wearing a ring."
Mr Rudd said the student's parents were not blaming the school and there had been no indication any legal action would be taken against them.
He said the school's counsellor was on hand to support both staff and students affected by the accident.
Last month Edenham High school celebrated getting their best ever GCSE results after 60 per cent of students achieved five A* to C grades including English and Maths.
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