Blades boss confirms defender fracture

Published Add your comment

Sheffield United boss Gary Speed confirmed on-loan defender Kyle Bartley suffered a depressed fracture of the cheekbone in the closing stages of his side's 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest.

Bartley was injured in an aerial collision with Forest substitute Dele Adebola and received extensive treatment before being stretchered from the field.

The Arsenal youngster was taken to hospital shortly after the final whistle and Speed revealed the extent of the damage in his post-match press conference. "It's a fractured cheekbone," said the Blades boss.

He added: "We knew that straight away. You could see it was depressed - I saw from where I was. I've done it myself.

"Hopefully he will be back as soon as possible. Usually if there are no complications it's six to eight weeks, but it depends how bad it is."

Copyright (c) PA Sport 2009, All Rights Reserved.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Kyle Bartley
Sheffield United
Marvin Bartley

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again