Running into Marlon Harewood is like having a car crash

Ollie Irish

19th, September 2006


GivenThe surgeon who operated on Shay Given‘s torn bowel following his collision with Marlon Harewood has compared the injuries to those sustained in a car crash. The Newcastle keeper picked up the injury as he and West Ham’s Harewood slid in for a 50/50 ball in Sunday’s match.

Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder said: "The surgeon said he has never seen an injury like this through football. He has seen it happen in car crashes where there has been impact – I suppose that is what has caused it this time." Given is expected to be sidelined for at least six weeks following the surgery. [Via BBC]

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  2. Scot says:

    Harewood is an animal and should’ve been sent off immediately for dangerous play. If he’d ruptured Shay’s spleen, our keeper would’ve died. That was life – threatening dangerous play and he should’ve paid.

  3. Scot says:

    Harewood is an animal and should’ve been sent straight off for dangerous play. The challenge was disgraceful and extremely reckless. If Shay had died, Harewood would ‘ve been a murderer. Hey, that’s a thought for a new offence – Sports Manslaughter. What d’ ya think?

  4. Scot says:

    There’s no way Marlon Harewood should’ve stayed on the pitch after that disgraceful challenge – on Shay of all people. I’ve met Shay quite a few times and you’d have to go a long way to find a nicer, more genuine guy in the entire sport. Shay’s a really great guy and didn’t deserve to be almost killed like that.