The surgical intern, played by Ben Barber, injures his hand while rescuing the teens after their upcoming car crash - which throws his entire future into jeopardy.
Rhys initially has no idea that the damage to his hand is so serious, but when Karl Kennedy brings his tests forward, he soon hears some shocking news - he only has a 5% chance of a full recovery.
At first Rhys is keen to fight this, but the reality of the situation soon hits home as he knows that the odds aren't good for him to continue as a surgeon.
When Vanessa and Susan both encourage Rhys not to give up, he tries to be optimistic and ploughs ahead with his rehab. Will he be able to get the results that he wants?
Neighbours airs these scenes on Thursday, September 27 at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5.
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Coming up in Home and Away, Romeo Smith becomes disheartened as his estranged wife Indigo Walker is increasingly distant towards him.
The latest Summer Bay love twists begin when Indi (Samara Weaving) agrees to meet up with Romeo for a frank discussion about their future - only to get cold feet at the last minute and head off for a drive with Liam Murphy instead.
When Romeo (Luke Mitchell) confronts Indi over how she stood him up, she initially tries to make excuses, but eventually admits that she just couldn't face another talk with him.
As Indi adds that she isn't yet ready to make a decision over where they stand, a frustrated Romeo is left wondering just how much time she needs.
At the same time, Indi is growing increasingly close to Liam (Axle Whitehead) as they continue to work together.
The pair's obvious chemistry doesn't go unnoticed by a jealous Romeo, who soon realises that his best friend could be turning into a love rival.
Romeo finds himself confronting Indi for a second time and it becomes clear that he's struggling to trust her - perhaps with good reason…
Home and Away airs these scenes on Thursday, September 27 at 1.15pm and 6pm on Channel 5.
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