Jones escapes leg break

Tuesday 26 September 2017  14 Comments  [Jump to last]
Tests have revealed that Everton U23s defender Gethin Jones did not suffer a broken leg as suspected in last night's 4-2 win over Arsenal.

Jones had to be stretchered off with an oxygen mask over his face after going down in agony in the second half and was taken straight to hospital for treatment.

In his absence, David Unsworth's side went to win the six-goal thriller behind goals from Anton Donkor, a Joseph Olowu own goal, Antony Evans and David Henen.  

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Peter Gorman
1 Posted 27/09/2017 at 00:41:15
Terrible. I wish him the best of luck with the recovery, he is at the age where first team beckons here or elsewhere and I hope his career is not set too far back.
Dennis Stevens
2 Posted 27/09/2017 at 02:03:20
Not as terrible as if it had actually been broken, Peter.
Peter Gorman
3 Posted 27/09/2017 at 02:28:00
Yep Dennis, not quite so terrible if I had read the headline correctly. That is actually a relief.
Charlie Lloyd
4 Posted 27/09/2017 at 07:23:58
I saw the incident. It looked terrible. He went down and barely moved; you could tell straight away it didn't look good.

The ref actually didn't stop the game – it took Henen to hack down one of their players to stop it. Then a bit of a brawl started between the players and Unsworth was berating their coaching staff too.

Glad for the lad it's not a broken leg but he will possibly be missing a while.

Liam Reilly
5 Posted 27/09/2017 at 08:40:27
Wish him well; he's a good player who could have a good future in the game.
Ian Burns
6 Posted 27/09/2017 at 11:54:08
Wishing the lad all of the best in his recovery. Nice to hear there was a bit of passion from the manager!
Lee Brownlie
7 Posted 27/09/2017 at 12:12:37
Get in, Gethin!! Chuffed about that, lad, as I'm sure you, your family and everyone connected with the club, especialy U23s, is!!!
Alan J Thompson
8 Posted 27/09/2017 at 15:40:54
What has it been diagnosed as?
Lee Jackson
9 Posted 27/09/2017 at 17:32:51
Good news for the lad, such a serious injury at that age can have long term psychological results – not want to go in for tackles and such so glad its not as bad as first feared.
Lenny Kingman
10 Posted 27/09/2017 at 19:41:17
There are a world of problems outside of a break that are infinitely worse in the legs of a footballer. Hopefully the diagnosis can be reported to the fans and we hope its of a positive nature.
James Marshall
11 Posted 27/09/2017 at 19:44:10
Doctors confirmed that Jones had escaped a break but the swelling is so severe that a full diagnosis will not be made for a few days.

Jones will travel to London on Friday to see a specialist where he hopes to learn the full extent of his injury.

Mike Berry
12 Posted 27/09/2017 at 20:16:07
Good luck, Gethin, under the circumstances.
Will Jones
13 Posted 29/09/2017 at 22:21:44
Take a moment, focus on other things, and come back stronger. Keep the faith!
Brent Stephens
14 Posted 01/10/2017 at 21:35:28
Relief for Gethin. A very versatile player. Can slot into several positions from what I've seen.

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