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Update given on Yeovil player after horror injury with fans urging for medical attention

An update has been given on Yeovil Town player Alex Fisher after a horror injury with fans urging for medical attention at the time.

The National League game was unfortunately overshadowed after being halted by the incident, and everyone’s thoughts ultimately with the injured Glovers player.

Fisher, 32, was stretchered off the pitch with Shrimpers goalkeeper Collin Andeng Ndi seen looking emotional for what happened.

Fans called for emergency medical attention with Fisher screaming on the ground holding his ankle.

To block fans’ view, a group of stewards stood in front of the player during his treatment.

The extent of Fisher’s injury to his ankle in the game appears to be evident from images taken during the match.

Ndi, who was upset by the challenge, was supported by his teammates, with Fisher being replaced by Max Hunt after six minutes and the game resumed.

BT Sport confirmed that the Yeovil player was rushed to the hospital with a suspected broken ankle.

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Southend led the match after Jake Hyde had opened the scoring in 24 minutes.

The three points were sealed on 91 minutes when Rhys Murphy scored, making it 2-0 Southend.

@AlexFisher37 tweeted on Sunday, saying: “I must also say a massive thank you to all the medical staff that looked after me during this whole process, from all involved at @YTFC to the staff at Yeovil hospital and everyone in-between.

“I’ve been blown away by everyone’s love, support and care!

“I am truly humbled by everyone who has reached out in the last 24 hours!

“Your messages of warmth and support have kept me going through a difficult time. I hope to be out of hospital in the next couple days with my focus turning to supporting the team and my recovery 💪 ♥️💚⚪”

After the final whistle, Southend boss Kevin Maher said: “It’s been a long time coming. There have been games where we’ve played ever so well and lost. Today we had to show a different quality – a desire and a want to defend.

“It was a couple of goals from throw-ins, which we work on, so it’s pleasing that that’s come off. I’m delighted for the players and staff to get a winning feeling back in the changing room.

“The lads have given absolutely everything. There was always going to be a drop off because of the amount of stress we’ve been under.

“They’re human beings first, footballers second. What we hoped was to pick up some results during that period but they went against us. We knew we’d bounce back.

“We know Hydey can finish and he knows the game. He’s got good experience and his nous is something we probably lack because we’re a young team and still learning

“A lot of them haven’t played many games at this level. Hydey and Cards worked their socks off and gave us a platform to create chances.

“Murph was pushing to start at his old club, but he knows where the goal is. It was a hell of a finish.”

Questioned about Fisher’s injury by BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins, Cooper said, as per Glovercast: “I am being told it is a break, but until that is confirmed I am not going to speculate. He is on the gas and air and it is more about Fish again than anything else.”

He added: “You look at all the other clubs down (at the bottom of the National League), they have all strengthened in that area and we haven’t.”

Asked directly about whether he was unhappy with the off-the-field interference in recruitment, Cooper said: “We have spoken about it before, we have to be better in all aspects, recruitment-wise, whatever it is, we have to be better. That was clearly shown today.”

The manager talked about his decision to put defender Max Hunt on up front after Fisher went off on a stretcher: “I didn’t think we were going to score by playing and cutting them open, I thought it was just going to come from a knock down in the box, try and create a bit of pressure in the box.”

He said: “The fight is the one thing I can’t question (about the players) and it’s one thing I can’t question. If you see the effort, the distance and sprints they have put in, we can’t question their fight. Can we question their quality? Possibly.”

Twitter users reacted as an update is given on the Yeovil player after a horror injury with fans urging for medical attention…

@ollie_marsh: You’ve always given the fans so much on and off the pitch, we’re all right behind you in your recovery. All the best 💚

@BryanWoodford: Best wishes for a swift recovery – Southend fan

@ItsEggActually: Get well soon Alex, such a shame to see this. You always gave you’re all while at Exeter. Speedy recovery and hope to see you back out on the pitch again soon. #Ecfc

@peebeebee76: Speedy recovery from a Southend fan. Looked absolutely rough, horrible one. Be nice to get a message to our keeper too who was distraught with what happened.

@theseaside100: Go well Alex, very unlucky outcome for you in that collision. Hope it’s a speedy recovery 👍🏼

@MattCrivelli: All the very, very best Alex. Good things come to good people so I am sure you’ll come out of this stronger.

@JPouch: Speedy recovery Alex from a Newport fan! Stay positive! Thinking of you!x 💚🩶🤞🖤🧡

@rossyb_3: Keep positive, and you’ll be back in the pitch in no time! Speedy recovery and we’re all here right behind you 💚

@CleaveO: Wishing you speedy recovery Alex. Always give 100% to the team on and off the pitch. All the best. 💚

@Dextertyson51: Speedy recovery Alex, I’m sure you will come back stronger 💚💚

@hyeovilfc: Was worried about you yesterday. Speedy recovery Alex

@gcfirestorm: Looked awful Alex , all the very best for a quick and full recovery

@GavinDodge94: Wishing you a safe and speedy recovery Alex.

@gcfirestorm: Looked awful Alex , all the very best for a quick and full recovery@GavinDodge94 · 1h Replying to @AlexFisher37 and @YTFC Wishing you a safe and speedy recovery Alex.

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