Hull teen Sheaf discharged after horror Onguso collision
Hull City Tigers teenage right-back Max Sheaf is recuperating at home after suffering a serious clash of heads that saw the teenage defender fracture his skull during Monday’s clash against Kenya’s KPL All Stars at the KCOM Stadium.
Sheaf was involved in a horrific collision with Western Stima defender Wesley Onguso ten minutes into the game where the Kenyans went down 2-1 with the man who took his place, Elliot Holmes, scoring the opener within 120 seconds of coming on.
As medics worked hard to stabilise the player, Onguso was pictured almost in tears and stroking his chin in shock as the 8,000-strong crowd stood in the bitter Yorkshire cold in apprehension as Sheaf received first response treatment on the turf.
He was later stretchered off unconscious and according to disturbing reports, with blood oozing from his ears to the nearby hospital.
Hull revealed later Monday night that Sheaf had regained consciousness shortly after arriving at the hospital before his mother Mandy replied to a Tweet request from Citizen TV Sports Anchor, Bernard Ndong, confirming the defender had been discharged.
“Thanks for (your) concern. (He suffered) a fractured skull and loss of hearing at the moment but he is home which is good,” Mandy tweeted.
She also used the same micro-blogging site to thank the hospital staff who ensured Sheaf was in stable condition to continue his recuperation at home.
“A massive thank u to all the staff & players for your care and support for Max. Hoping to be out of hospital soon,” Mandy wrote on her Twitter handle, @MandySheaf.
The accidental collision evoked painful memories for Hull faithful following another nasty head injury suffered by former Tottenham Hotspur and senior captain, Ryan Mason, who is also recovering after colliding with Chelsea FC defender, Gary Cahill during an EPL game a fortnight earlier.
Sheaf plays for the Tigers Under-18 squad and was once rated as one of the players born in 2000 with the potential of breaking to the English top flight this season by fourfourtwo.com last year.
“The younger brother of Arsenal hopeful Ben left his sibling’s side for the first time in his career this summer, having not been extended the offer of a scholarship by the Gunners.
“Together since their formative days at West Ham, Max moved north to join an ambitious Hull academy which produced a 16-year-old debutant last season in defender Josh Tymon, who himself made his bow at the Emirates Stadium.
“The Tigers have one of the smaller squads in the top flight and Sheaf has the pedigree to take huge strides in a short space of time,” the website wrote on the stricken player.
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