Gillingham player Romain Vincelot left unconscious by challenge in game against Rotherham United
Romain Vincelot is carried away on a
stretcher at Rotherham
Romain Vincelot travelled back with the Gills players on
Saturday night, despite being carried off in a neck brace after a
heavy challenge against Rotherham.
The 27-year-old Frenchman, on loan from Brighton, was pole-axed
by midfielder Jason Taylor in the 2-1 win at New York Stadium and
fell to the floor unconscious.
Frantic Gills players beckoned to the benches for medical help
and Taylor was booked for the full-blooded challenge for a
Physios from both clubs attended to the player and after around
10 minutes on the turf, he was stretchered off before being rushed
to hospital in Sheffield for tests.
Boss Martin Allen said: "You can’t imagine what it’s like when
you are the manager. You ask them to give everything but there is
obviously a limit and when you see one of the players in that
position, not moving on the pitch, and you are the manager it’s
"I must say a big thank you to the Rotherham supporters who
clapped him off which I thought was pretty special and I think
he’ll be OK."
Gills striker Deon Burton, who had been substituted moments
before the clash, said: "I think he was in shock and that’s why he
was having a little bit of a fit but he came round."
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