Everton have confirmed that Michael Keane suffered a “small hairline fracture of the skull” in the nasty collision that saw the centre-back stretchered from the pitch during a 2-2 draw against Bournemouth.
Having already scored himself, Keane accidentally bumped heads with teammate Idrissa Gueye right at the end of the match, came off far the worse and duly lay motionless for several minutes before being taken to Poole Hospital for checks.
No word was forthcoming from the Toffees overnight but Keane has since issued an update on his condition that the defender assures us, while sounding pretty rough, isn’t quite as bad it seems.
🔵 | Michael Keane has sustained a small hairline fracture of the skull but suffered no other complications following a clash of heads in the game against Bournemouth.
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Speaking to the Everton website, Keane had this to say on the matter:
I’m okay but suffered a small hairline fracture of the skull which will heal itself and means I won’t be able to have any head contact for three to four weeks.
I will be back with my team and back on the pitch as soon as I can after that.
I also want to say a huge thank you to the medical staff at Everton and Bournemouth as well as all those at Poole Hospital for their excellent treatment and care.
Glad to hear he’s okay and already on the mend.