ONE of the borough's MPs has suffered a broken foot- which he believes may have been sustained running the line in a game of rugby.
John Randall MP, (Con) representative for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, was not playing himself, but helping officiate in a game involving his daughter.
The injury prevented Mr Randall from attending the HS2 debate in the House of Commons a fortnight ago, and he has been left with no option but to travel into Parliament less frequently.
He said: "I had to go in last week, but the doctors have said I am supposed to be putting my feet up, its very difficult.
"I'll be going in a few times, but I am off to the doctors again this week.
"I think it happened when I was running along the line. I have had trouble in my foot for a while and with hindsight perhaps shouldn't have run on it."
Mr Randall's role as Conservative party deputy chief whip means he is a vital part of the Government, and cannot stay at home altogether.
"With the HS2 debate I probably saw more watching on television that if I had been there, as I would no doubt have kept being called in and out.
"From a Hillingdon point of view I am in no doubt the Government understands the concerns the community has, particularly over the lack of information about how Heathrow will link into the line."
He added he is still able to assist in the day-to-day running of Randall's department store, in Vine Street, Uxbridge, by advising staff over the phone, but is not finding working from home as easy as he imagined.
"At first I thought I could put my feet up and get a lot of work done, but it isn't so comfortable trying to work from a laptop with a broken foot."