You’d think injuries such as the aforementioned are just normal in a high-profile match where there’s a considerable measure in question, however, 34-year-old Port Vale defender Adam Yates now anticipates his fate after a horrible collision with his goalkeeper amid a match against Morecambe on Tuesday.
Both went for a free ball but the outcome ended up being a bad nightmare for Yates.
A cracked nose, cheeks bones and eye socket, a broken upper jaw, and wrist, looking like he was beaten with a baseball bat for cheating on his wife and subsequent of receiving stitches around his left eye, Yates now hope there’ will be no long-term injury or hindrance to his vision.
The 34-year-old who has made 248 appearances for Valiants since participating in 2009, was discharged on Wednesday, but this isn’t the first he’ll be dealing with such injuries
Last season, in the wake of suffering a cruciate knee tendon damage, he was on the sidelines all through and invested the vast majority of his time helping the club’s community scheme.
Yates said: “I would like to thank everybody who has contacted me and sent their support in regards to my recent injury.
“After years of a relatively problem-free career, I’ve suffered the two worst injuries I could have imagined during the past 18 months, but the most recent could inflict long-term damage, and at this stage, we don’t know the severity of particularly the eye injury.
“I’d like to thank the manager, players, and chairman, as well as the fans who have offered their support so far and I, hope to be back fit as soon as possible. Up the Vale.”
Port Vale manager Neil Aspin described the injuries as horrendous and among the worst, he has seen on a football pitch.
Aspin said: “Everybody’s thoughts are with him at the moment because he suffered a horrendous injury in the reserve game.
“I have never seen, on a football pitch, someone gets the extent of the injuries he has got.