Keane sent to hospital after ugly aerial clash
Everton defender Michael Keane will undergo assessment in hospital after a sickening aerial collision left him requiring oxygen during the 2-2 draw at Bournemouth.
Medical staff from both clubs attended to the 25-year-old and carried him from the pitch on a stretcher, wearing a neck brace, following a long pause in play.
Concern for Keane came following an unfortunate clash with team-mate Idrissa Gueye as both players attempted to clear a cross in stoppage time.
Everton boss Marco Silva confirmed the centre-back’s condition would be monitored, but he was unable to provide specifics on the nature of Keane’s injury.
“In the moment he went to the hospital he looked in a bit better condition. I hope everything is okay, but now we wait.”
Keane earlier headed the visitors into a two-goal lead following Theo Walcott’s second-half opener, before Bournemouth recovered to salvage a point thanks to late goals from Joshua King and Nathan Ake.