Everton’s on-field troubles will take a back seat on Thursday, after the club witnessed a scary moment involving one of its player during their UEFA Europa League match.
The Toffees midfielder was motionless for several minutes, and was stretchered off at the Stade de Lyon just prior to halftime. He was immediately rushed to a local hospital to undergo scans, according to the club.
UPDATE: Martina was cleared by medical officials around 6 p.m. ET, and has been allowed to travel back to England with his Everton teammates, per the club.
Everton boss David Unsworth spoke out following the match regarding the status of his player.
“Cuco was concussed & complaining of pains down his neck,” Unsworth said. “He’s gone straight to hospital for X-rays & scans. We wish him all the best.”
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