The defender suffered a heavy clash of heads with team-mate Idrissa Gueye as the players went up to defend a cross, leaving the former Burnley defender flat out on the turf as medical personnel were rushed onto the pitch to treat him.
Keane was eventually loaded onto a stretcher with his neck braced and an oxygen bag over his mouth before being taken away from Vitality Stadium by ambulance.
No update has been given regarding his condition but manager Marco Silva's comments seemed to suggest that he was at least conscious.
“He went to the hospital," Silva said. "In that moment he seemed a little bit better but we will see”.
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1 Posted 25/08/2018 at 18:45:13
Hope he will be ok. He will be out for at least a month.
Today he had a good game, got on the scoresheet as well. He will propably not remember the game but I thought he looked Sharp so now he'll be missed.
2 Posted 25/08/2018 at 18:49:19
3 Posted 25/08/2018 at 19:47:17
4 Posted 25/08/2018 at 20:05:09
5 Posted 25/08/2018 at 21:15:20
6 Posted 25/08/2018 at 22:20:41
7 Posted 25/08/2018 at 22:30:42
8 Posted 25/08/2018 at 22:54:53
9 Posted 25/08/2018 at 22:58:21
10 Posted 25/08/2018 at 23:32:25
11 Posted 25/08/2018 at 23:43:06
12 Posted 26/08/2018 at 00:33:25
13 Posted 26/08/2018 at 02:43:22
He was pretty clearly out cold initially but was moving before he was loaded onto the stretcher. Marco's comments give some hope that he was on the improve afterwards.
I think concussion is a two week minimum from memory? That's my recollection of when Amo hit the post in Europe. I was in the Park End that night and I've never known such an eerie silence at Goodison as that.
14 Posted 26/08/2018 at 02:57:18
Someone mentioned the respect from the Bournemouth fans, and then another comment regarding the silence in the ground for another injury occurrence.
I have to say, I've never seen such respectful fans as the British.
When a man is seriously injured, the ground is so silent you could hear a pin drop.
When the English observe a minute's silence, it's SO quiet some dude passing wind in one of the upper sections would be hushed by the masses.
Your (you English / British / Irish / Scottish) respect towards the game, the players, and commemorations is absolutely soul-lifting wonderful. It's something to be proud of. It shows real class.
15 Posted 26/08/2018 at 02:59:12
16 Posted 26/08/2018 at 08:30:21
Well said Pal
17 Posted 26/08/2018 at 11:29:24
The intent to win and clear that ball out (and Gana) was what weve been missing for a while and I hope he retains it when he comes back from a freak collision.
Best wishes Michael.
18 Posted 26/08/2018 at 11:51:18
19 Posted 26/08/2018 at 12:08:08
20 Posted 26/08/2018 at 12:21:53
Very nice sentiments, Jay. Don't forget the Welsh, they're very touchy. 😉
21 Posted 26/08/2018 at 12:25:42
Best wishes, Michael.
22 Posted 26/08/2018 at 12:37:28
Now we can see the power of having a stronger squad in depth — the additions of Mina and Zouma look like masterstrokes in hindsight.
It's early days but hang on to your hats, it's gonna be a bumpy ride!
23 Posted 26/08/2018 at 12:42:18
24 Posted 26/08/2018 at 12:43:37
25 Posted 26/08/2018 at 12:51:03
26 Posted 26/08/2018 at 12:57:43
Petr Cech plays with a head protector. Can an outfield player also play with one? Or is that deemed an unfair advantage?
27 Posted 26/08/2018 at 13:03:57
28 Posted 26/08/2018 at 13:13:47
29 Posted 26/08/2018 at 13:21:27
Potentially, does anyone know the implications for a centre-back who needs to put his head on the ball with other players also competing for possession?
Some have already referenced Cech and Mason (the latter had to give up the game, didn't he?).
Of course, psychologically, it can also play on his mind and his ability to go in full-blooded for aerial balls.
Here's hoping for a full recovery and that he allays any nagging fears.
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