FORMER Bolton defender Nicky Hunt was taken to hospital with a critical head harm as Darlington’s recreation with Boston was deserted late on Tuesday evening.
The 37-year-old was knocked unconscious round 9.30pm and was down for 90 minutes earlier than he was lastly taken to an ambulance, after which hospital, at round 11pm.
Former Bolton defender Nicky Hunt was taken to hospital with a critical head harm following 90 minutes of remedyCredit score: Getty Pictures – Getty
The 37-year-old was knocked unconscious earlier than being carried off the pitch at round 11pm Credit score: Motion Pictures – Reuters
Hunt – who now performs for Darlington – is believed to have been concerned in a collision with team-mate Tony McMahon within the build-up to Boston’s second purpose.
Darlington later issued an announcement as many followers and former team-mates despatched their greatest needs.
It learn: “We want to replace you on the intense harm to Darlington defender Nicky Hunt.
“Following an incident on the sphere close to the top of the match, Nicky was left unconscious and wanted prolonged remedy for a head harm from the physios of each golf equipment and medical employees.
“He was taken to hospital at 11pm by ambulance.
“We want to thank the superb care and immediate motion which was taken by the physios of each golf equipment, and the Darlington FC security employees and stewards.
“Our ideas are with Nicky and his household.
“We’ll replace all people after we can.”
The collision noticed Hunt fall backwards and land awkwardly.
He didn’t transfer for greater than an hour, with reports from inside the ground describing team-mates and opponents as ‘shocked’.
Membership physios and medical employees attended to the defender earlier than an ambulance arrived and he was taken away from Blackwell Meadows.
Darlington tweeted confirming the veteran defender was down at 9.34pm with simply three minutes left of regular time.
The Nationwide League recreation was referred to as off at 10pm.
The unique tweet learn: “Nasty conflict involving McMahon and Hunt gave Boston an enormous breakaway they usually take benefit. 2-0 Boston.”
Hunt’s former Bolton team-mate Kevin Davies has since tweeted: “Hoping for some constructive information relating to my good mate Nicky Hunt within the morning.”
Different EFL and non-League golf equipment have additionally posted messages of help for the veteran defender.
Bolton-born Hunt performed for his hometown membership for 9 years between 2001 and 2010 throughout a extremely profitable interval for the Trotters.
He has since performed for a variety of EFL golf equipment together with Preston, Accrington Stanley, Mansfield and Leyton Orient.
The previous England Below-21 worldwide, who final performed for Crewe Alexandra, solely joined Darlington in July.