Walcott cleared after taking blow to the head against City

Saturday, 28 September, 2019 18comments  |  Jump to last

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Theo Walcott was back at Goodison Park shortly after the final whistle of this evening's 3-1 defeat to Manchester City following a precautionary hospital visit to check for concussion.

The winger was hit on the head by a cross in the first minute of the match and was eventually stretchered off after being deemed unable to continue.

Manager Marco Silva confirmed that the player seemed fine on his return to the stadium and doesn't expect any complications.

“He is already in our dressing room. He went to the hospital for a scan. He did that and now he is okay.

“It's a moment now for him to take a shower, to go home and rest and in the next few days but right now he is okay.”

 

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Phil Greenough
1 Posted 28/09/2019 at 21:53:04
Good news, thankfully there was no harm done.
David Pearl
2 Posted 28/09/2019 at 22:17:20
I hope he recovers to put himself into contention for the next game. Silva saw something in training to give him a starring spot and that's good enough for me. Iwobi didn't set the world on fire tonight.

Contrary to popular belief, if he is played properly he can give us something different. Come on Marco, start with solving a Rubix Cube, then move on to football.

Dave Williams
3 Posted 28/09/2019 at 22:42:58
I suspect that's he was selected in part because Silva wanted Richarlison to cut in from the left onto his right foot.

Glad to hear he is okay.

Jay Harris
4 Posted 28/09/2019 at 23:06:23
I would have given young Gordon a run out if Bernard was sick and Iwobi was not deemed appropriate.
Kase Chow
5 Posted 29/09/2019 at 00:16:50
He’s done nothing for 18 months. Can’t understand how he started this matcb
Phil Sammon
6 Posted 29/09/2019 at 01:02:41
Now 30 years old and no better a footballer than when he was 16. God knows why we are still giving him a game.
Annika Herbert
7 Posted 29/09/2019 at 06:33:48
Good to hear that he has recovered fully, but what did he do to earn a starting spot?
Gerard Carey
8 Posted 29/09/2019 at 10:04:51
Possibly Silva just clutching at straws. Theo has done very little in the past year or so.

Next couple of games will determine if Marco can turn it around or not. I know it's been said but we need to play with pace and get forward a lot quicker than we do.

Justin Doone
9 Posted 29/09/2019 at 14:05:48
Trying to be positive so it's good that he appears to to be okay but I wouldn't risk him for a few weeks.
David Connor
10 Posted 29/09/2019 at 20:42:18
So the Everton curse strikes again. Theo has been cleared...

I'm glad really, folks. He still needs to be offloaded though.
Nick Armitage
11 Posted 29/09/2019 at 22:00:49
I wouldn't risk him for a few months. Better safe than sorry.
Andy Crooks
12 Posted 29/09/2019 at 22:10:31
Exactly, Nick, he needs a good long rest.
Brent Stephens
13 Posted 29/09/2019 at 22:24:32
Stretchered off and somebody on Live Forum called that snowflake behaviour. I rest my case on the snowflake comment.
John Kavanagh
15 Posted 30/09/2019 at 18:26:51
I think it needs a few years to recover from a blow like that.

I'm still recovering from banging my head on the wall the day Allardyce was appointed.

Brent Stephens
16 Posted 30/09/2019 at 18:49:59
Your posts since then confirm that, John!
Eddie Dunn
18 Posted 02/10/2019 at 08:23:34
Jay, I hear that Bernard was sick after seeing Theo's name on the teamsheet!
Tony Abrahams
19 Posted 02/10/2019 at 08:31:05
And Iwobi was still in shock for the 80 minutes he was on the pitch, Eddie!
Bob Parrington
20 Posted 02/10/2019 at 09:12:26
Hopefully none of the players will read this thread although there are just a few fair comments.

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