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Concern for Keane as Everton defender goes to hospital after sickening collision

Keane received oxygen on the pitch before being taken to hospital.

Keane received on-field treatment for a number of minutes.
Keane received on-field treatment for a number of minutes.
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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.

“Firstly and most importantly, he went to the hospital and I don’t have more information about the situation yet,” Silva told reporters.

“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.

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