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Injury update on Patrick Bamford after nasty scenes yesterday

Patrick Bamford was carried off in a neck brace after receiving oxygen following a brutal collision with Bristol City’s Aden Flint.

The Middlesbrough striker was left motionless on the ground for seven minutes just before the half hour mark of the Championship clash on Saturday.



Both sets of players immediately expressed their concern for Bamford after suffering from an awkward landing as he fell to the turf.

Medics raced onto the field an appeared to place an oxygen mask over the face of the 24-year-old.

Flint watched over him concerned for his opponent’s well-being, medics took the decision to attach a neck brace after delivering oxygen to the injured Bamford.

Bamford was then placed in a neck brace before carefully being placed on a stretcher and taken off the pitch.

As he left, home and away supporters united to show their support as applause rang around the Riverside.

Manager Tony Pulis admitted he was relieved Bamford was okay after he was taken to hospital.

Talking to BBC Tees Sport , Pulis said after the game: “Patrick’s in the dressing room now taking some stick off the players so he’s fine.

“He went down either winded or he’s hit his head but he’s fine. I’ve not spoken to him or the physios, I’ve just hammered him for being soft. Only joking. I have hammered him though!

“Everyone was concerned but thankfully it is nothing serious.

“Looking at him in there with the lads I think he will be ready to go [in the next match].”

Boro went on to beat Bristol City to hold on to their playoff places. Their next opponents are Derby County who lost to Burton Albion on Saturday.

 

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