Eni Aluko: I’m okay



Eni Aluko was taken to hospital after suffering an injury to her head  during yesterday’s 8-0 thrashing  of Yeovil Town in the Continental Tyres Cup clash at Kingsmeadow.

Winger Aluko crashed into an advertising board and needed 11 minutes of pitch-side treatment before being taken to nearby Kingston hospital.

A Chelsea spokeswoman confirmed this morning that Aluko was released from hospital and feeling much better.

Aluko tweeted: ‘Woke up with just a sore head after a Saturday night out….on the pitch.

”Thankful & grateful its not a serious head injury. I’m okay now, thank you for your messages & huge thanks to our medical team. Great 8-0 win.”

Chelsea Ladies boss Emma Hayes was concerned for her player.

Speaking  straight after the rout of the West Country side, she said: “Eni  has gone to hospital – more of a precaution that anything else, she hit her head on the advertising board. There is a concrete slab behind. It was a hard impact on the left side of her temple.
“We don’t think she is concussed. And we think she is okay. She has gone to hospital to have a few tests because there is a lot of pain in that area.”

Claire Rafferty, Chelsea Ladies

Chelsea face Spurs in the final group match of the Continental Tyres Cup, at home, on Wednesday night.

It will also be the testimonial match for long-serving Claire Rafferty who notched up 10 years at the club.

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