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Michael Keane taken to hospital after clash of heads

Manager Marco Silva provides update on player’s condition

AFC Bournemouth v Everton FC - Premier League Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images

Everton defender Michael Keane was stretchered off immobile after a late clash of heads with teammate Idrissa Gueye in today’s 2-2 draw at AFC Bournemouth. He appeared to be unconscious for a few seconds, and certainly appeared to have sustained a concussion after his heading motion carried him into Gana who was going for the same aerial ball in the box.

Medical personnel were immediately on the pitch and gave the player oxygen while strapping him onto a stretcher, with the game halted in the closing stages for over six minutes.

Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford was seen updating manager Marco Silva on what had happened, with the pair both looking on grimly as Keane received medical attention.

After the game, during his post-match press conference, SIlva said that the player looked a bit better but was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure anyway.

Keane had scored Everton’s second goal earlier to put the Blues up by two, but the hosts pegged them back in a furious closing spell.

Here’s wishing the big defender a speedy recovery!