Taylor mentally ´shattered´ - McLeish

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Alex McLeish has revealed Birmingham defender Martin Taylor is "mentally shattered" after the trauma of accidentally breaking the leg of Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva during the Barclays Premier League clash.

The former Blackburn player has even been the subject of death threats via several websites, including from Croatia fans upset Eduardo will miss the Euro 2008 finals, and McLeish remembers how his then Aberdeen team-mate Neil Simpson was vilified by Rangers fans for putting Ian Durrant out of the game for the best part of three years after a challenge in 1988.

McLeish said: "Unfortunately we´ve had tragic injuries like this in the past - and we will get them again in the future. It is a tragic injury for the player and his club. We´ve had to rally around Martin Taylor because he was mentally shattered by the whole experience."

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