Hospital says Riki Stephens remains in a critical condition


A Heathcote footballer player hospitalised after reportedly overdosing on synthetic drug flakka remains in a critical condition.

A Gold Coast University Hospital spokeswoman said on Thursday morning 27-year-old Riki Stephens’ health remained unchanged. 

He was admitted to the hospital last weekend. 

The full-forward, who was recruited from Diamond Creek this year, was one of about 20 Heathcote players on an end-of-season trip.