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Crocked Hearts midfielder Hayford out for the rest of the month with a shifted neckbone

Published on: 18 March 2014
Emmanuel Hayford will be out for the rest of the month. Photograph: Accra Hearts of Oak Sporting Club Limited (Facebook)

By Akyereko Frimpong Manson

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Hearts of Oak midfielder Emmanuel Hayford will spend the rest of the month in the treatment room with a shifted neckbone, the club has officially announced.

The 20-year-old is still responding to treatment from a horrible neck injury he sustained in the Phobians' 2-1 loss against Medeama SC in the First Capital Plus Ghana Premier League last week.

Hayford was rushed from the Tarkwa & Abowso Park to hospital following a Kabiru Moro horrendous rugby-styled criminal tackle in the 40th minute of the tie though the striker claimed on an Accra-based radio station - Oman FM, that he did nothing harmful to the midfielder.

Scan reports have confirmed the highly-rated midfielder suffered a neck problem and will need a couple of weeks to resume training.

The former Amidaus Professionals midfielder had rediscovered his form under Mohammed Polo and inspiring Hearts in the league before suffering the injury.

Hearts have a considerable number of their first team regulars on their injury list. Winger Ollenu Ashitey made a return to play in their 0-0 stalemate against King Faisal but Thomas Abbey, Kenneth Okoro, Gilbert Fiamenyo, Winful Cobbinah and Obed Ansah (long-term) are all out.

2014 Ghana CHAN defender Nuru Sulley has also made inconsistent appearances for the former African champions since his return from South Africa.


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  • Complete Candor says:
    March 18, 2014 06:31 pm
    wishin u a very speedy recovery