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Worrying injury marrs Salford v Mansfield with game stopped for 11 minutes

A worrying injury marrs the League Two match Salford v Mansfield with the game stopped for 11 minutes before being able to finish.

Ten-man Ammies kept their promotion hopes alive as they cut the gap to the playoff places to just one point after a 2-0 home victory over the Stags.

However as the game passed the 90th minute, Farrend Rawson collided with substitute stopper Jamie Pardington, and he needed more than 10 minutes of on-field treatment before being stretchered off.

Manager Nigel Clough provided an update on his player after he needed oxygen, leaving fans watching via iFollow and everyone in the stadium concerned.

The match, which was decided by fine finishes from Ash Hunter and Ian Henderson, ended in a concerning manner, with Rawson colliding with substitute goalkeeper Jamie Pardington – an injury that forced over 15 minutes of stoppage time to be played.

The boss, speaking post-match, confirmed that Rawson – who had been knocked unconscious on the field of play – was now ‘awake.’

“He [Rawson] is awake now – he wasn’t at the time Tom [Whittamore, head physio] got onto the pitch, as he’d been knocked unconscious,” Nigel Clough told iFollow Stags.

“Hopefully he’ll be okay – he didn’t remember too much about the incident, which is pretty normal I think in those sorts of injuries.

“But it’s good that he’s awake and fingers crossed he’s okay. He didn’t see the goalkeeper [Pardington].”

The Stags created a number of good opportunities in Saturday afternoon’s match – especially in the first-half – but a clinical edge from their opponents was the difference, explained the boss.

“I thought we played well, especially in the first-half. I thought we had more than enough situations. We lost to two very good finishes,” he added.

“From that point after the [first] goal, I thought we played extremely well in the first-half.

“We made lots of situations and even before their goal, Ty [Sinclair] went one-on-one.

“They [Salford] didn’t have as many [chances] as us. There was a difference in both penalty areas again today.

“Our general play, especially in the first-half, but for periods of the second-half, was very good.

“It was a bit more stop-start [in the second-half], a lot of fouls. Then the sending off comes along and we tried to freshen it up with substitutions.

“Jamie [Pardington] was coming on today anyway, as we spoke about giving young players opportunities. That was the plan irrespective of the penalty [conceded by Aidan Stone].”

Skipper Ollie Clarke was not included in today’s squad, and the manager explained his absence, adding: “He [Clarke] has twisted his ankle – he got a whack and twisted it on Tuesday night [against Scunthorpe].

“Hopefully he’ll be okay for next Saturday, but he was too sore today.”

Fans reacted to the worrying injury which marrs Salford v Mansfield and with the game stopped for 11 minutes…

@michelle_jevons: When you see your goalkeeper and defender collide, and your defender needs oxygen and is stretchered off, it totally shakes you up and puts things into perspective. Get well soon @Farrendrawson1

@spikerobinson4: Thank goodness for that. All the best Faz 💛💙🙏

@Pearce391: Wishing him all the best. It looked horrendous. Please keep us updated @mansfieldtownfc

@DanBacon777: Great news! 💛💙

@PatmanSamuel: Get well soon @Farrendrawson1

@VSFDaniel123: Wishing him all the best

@michelle_jevons: Thank god for that. What a relief

@Pearce391: @Farrendrawson1 get well soon fella!! We need you back in a stags shirt soon. But most importantly, I hope you’re ok.

@neilfgr: Quick recovery Faz

@havegrimsbywon: Hope he has a speedy recovery and is okay after the collision ❤

@Jakey_Boyz: All the best Faz 💚🖤🤍

@derektruswell49: Speedy recovery big man COYS

@RobJone12912767: Thank god rest up faz

@Shrimps1000: Hope he’s ok.. Not nice to see for any team or player

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