walking wounded


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Sick or wounded personnel who can walk from where they became a casualty to a place where they can get medical treatment

walk·ing wound·ed

(wawk'ing wūn'dĕd)
Category of patients attending an emergency department who are ambulant, without life-threatening injuries or conditions.

walking wounded

In military medicine, an ambulatory case.
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A North Wales Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Two crews from Rhyl attended the scene and the crews extricated one casualty, with two others walking wounded. The casualty had potential back injuries."
On arrival they began a proper triage and walking wounded were ferried to outlying hospitals.
ROLE-PLAY Red Cross stood in as injured and walking wounded
WALKING wounded Tom Daley battled through to today's 10m platform World Championships final and roared: If my arm falls off, my arm falls off!.
Three were injured at Crossways in Ely: A nine-year-old boy with arm and leg injuries, an eight-year-old girl with head injury, and a 29-year-old woman who was "walking wounded".
The 51-year-old driver, who was not a local man, was described as "walking wounded" and was taken to the University Hospital of North Tees, Stockton, to be checked over.
A league break now until January 7 will give their walking wounded plenty of time to recover and they should be ready to step out with all guns blazing at home to Altrincham Kersal in their next engagement.
Fire crews cut one person free from one car, while paramedics treated the walking wounded.
sleeplessness behind it, Can lead one, walking wounded, back to sleep.
Summary: Bradley Wiggins will be among the walking wounded when the Tour de France continues today following two crash-strewn stages.