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Barrow player shows off gruesome injury after getting high boot to the face at Stockport

Barrow player Courtney Duffus shows off a gruesome injury he sustained after getting a high boot to the face at Stockport County.

The player took to social media shopwing of the bloody nose with the Hatters lucky to have 11 men on the pitch after Kyle Knoyle’s high challenge forced Duffus off.

@courtneyduffus wrote via Twitter: “Thanks for the messages everyone! Bit of a headache 🤣 but back home from the hospital now with my new nose 😄😂 @BarrowAFC @StockportCounty”

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Stockport picked up their first win of the season by beating Barrow in League Two at the weekend.

Louie Barry saw his strike go into the back of the net on the 66th minute to earn a victory.

Stockport boss Dave Challinor said: “Delighted to get three points, we fully deserve it even if we did make hard work of it in terms of opportunities you create.

“I thought first off, although we had two one-on-ones, we were a bit safe and at times looked a bit scared.

“It’s pointless having players in positions and we expect certain things of them if they’re not going to make use of the ball.

“They reacted really well and got finally what we deserved.”

“I think we played it safe because of the results beforehand, whether people look at things in the news and in the media, they need to get off it if they do,” he said.

“It’s pointless us being able to trust them if they can’t trust themselves.

“You’ve got to play with a confidence that says I know what my strengths are. We’re not asking them to be overly risky, we’re asking them to do what we know they can do.”

Barrow manager Pete Wild was frustrated with a decision not to send off Stockport’s Kyle Knoyle for catching Courtney Duffus with a high challenge that forced the visiting player the be hospitalised.

“The challenge isn’t malicious but we all know it’s a red card and you need big decisions to go your way at a ground like this and it just hasn’t for us,” Wild said.

“Courtney Duffus is in hospital, it’s an open gash. We’re going to miss him now through no fault of our own and that compounds the frustration.”

There was a debut for youngster Sean Etaluku, who came on as a substitute.

“Sean fully deserved his appearance today,” Wild added.

“It proves that our B team is not just there for talking about but it’s there to be used.”

Fans reacted as the Barrow player shows off his gruesome injury after getting a high boot to the face at Stockport…

@DinkyKt: I’m glad you’re okay though and hope it heals soon for you. Not surprised at having a headache with that injury 🤕

@chris_eaton_: Speedy recovery mate, not the return to EP anyone wanted for you. Hopefully you’re back and in the goals soon 👏🎩

@masjlitt: Fuck🤢 Speedy recovery mate, always welcome back at EP. Although next time maybe wear a helmet 😂

@PaulStr33t: Ouch, hope you have a speedy recovery. Thought Knoyle was gone when that happened, couldn’t have complained if he had got red.

@gudnithors: Speedy recovery. How this challenge was not worth a red card i will never know. Most obvious red card i have seen.

@Leec38: Good to hear your ok, you walked pass me going up the tunnel sporting what looked like an L shaped nose 🤣

@D_Kalz: Hope you are ok. Looks painfull.

@BigPcat: Ouch looks a painful one that Courtney, hope your on the mend asap 💙

@Honeymooster: Speedy recovery Courtney, even as a county fan I thought we were fortunate not to see a red. Best wishes for the rest of the season.

@LewisJamesHaigh: Not sure how he didn’t see red Courtney. Glad you’re doing okay 💙🐦

@HatterSteely: All the best lad, we all know we got away with one today

@Les16976486: Just seen this , 😲 get well soon pal.

@SCFC_Blue_Army: Ooohh nasty one. Was there today and it looked a definite red card. Speedy recovery and good luck for the season ahead Courtney.

@Web_hsethcdtjkh: Speedy recovery Courtney 💪💪

@bonnybonsall: After watching it back today, I don’t think Kyle went in to hurt you, but you can’t have your foot that high at any level. He was very lucky to only get a yellow. Speedy recovery

@AFielding82: Hope you’re on the mend soon Courtney

@WMexpat: Glad to see you’re OK Courtney, looks like a decent suturing job too. That was a red card all day long. Look forward to seeing you back out there soon.

@Michael47843354: Terrible dangerous play type tackle ( assault ) Zero protection from the Ref ( where’s the player welfare?) Recover well Courtney & best of luck at Barrow.

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