Peter Kioso injury latest following 5-1 win for Hartlepool United at Chesterfield

Peter Kioso was stretchered off following a nasty looking head injury in the final moments of Hartlepool United’s 5-1 win at Chesterfield.

Wednesday, 27th November 2019, 12:02 pm
Hartlepool United's Peter Kioso is carried off on a stretcher after an injury   during the Vanarama National League match between Chesterfield and Hartlepool United at the Proact stadium, Chesterfield on Tuesday 26th November 2019. (Credit: Mark Fletcher | MI News)
Hartlepool United's Peter Kioso is carried off on a stretcher after an injury during the Vanarama National League match between Chesterfield and Hartlepool United at the Proact stadium, Chesterfield on Tuesday 26th November 2019. (Credit: Mark Fletcher | MI News)

The injury potentially looked quite serious as a 10 minute stoppage of play was required to give the young defender treatment in the closing stages of the match.

Fortunately, the injury sustained was not as bad as first feared as any serious damage was quickly ruled out at Chesterfield Royal Hospital in the early hours of the morning.

The 20-year-old defender was treated for a concussion and is expected to be out of action for the next couple of weeks which includes Sunday’s FA Cup second round tie at Exeter City.

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“Peter wasn’t able to pass the tests we use on the pitch for neck and spinal injuries so we had concerns and the doctor and paramedics weren’t happy,” Hartlepool United sports therapist, Callum Davidson told the club website.

“He was put in a neck brace and stretchered from the pitch as a precaution, before being taken directly to the local hospital.

“They immediately carried out further scans and assessments which ruled out any serious head or spinal injuries but did diagnose him with a concussion.

“We won’t really know how severe that is until we see how he responds in the coming days but he will now follow the FA’s concussion protocols.

“We would like to thank the medical staff at Chesterfield and also those who looked after him at the hospital for all their help.”