Wycombe release update on Leahy and Hanlan after pair rushed to hospital with horror injuries | The Sun

WYCOMBE have shared an update on pair Luke Leahy and Brandon Hanlan after their horror injuries against Stevenage.

Both players were stretchered off during the League One clash, with Hanlan receiving oxygen and Leahy suffering a clash of heads.

Hanlan, 26, suffered his injury in the first half of the match as he landed heavily after challenging for a ball with Stevenage's Carl Piergianni.

Leahy, 30, went down in the second half after taking a whack to the head during an ariel duel for the ball.

As a result, the game was stopped for long periods as they received attention from medical staff.

The Wycombe stars were both taken to hospital following their injuries for further checks.



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The club has now confirmed that both Leahy and Hanlan have been discharged.

A club statement read: "Both Brandon Hanlan and Luke Leahy have been discharged from hospital and are resting at home.

"The club treats head injuries, in particular, with the utmost caution and we thank those who handled the situation with dignity and respect, and those who have sent well wishes."

Fans were relieved to hear the news on social media.

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One commented: "Great news, wish them both a speedy recovery."

A second wrote: "Glad to hear they are both home. Worrying scenes yesterday! Hope they both make a speedy recovery."

A third posted: "Really good news after some scary scenes yesterday. Hope to see both back as soon as they can!"

A fourth said: "Well done to all the medics and emergency staff. First class."

Another added: "Well done to those who supported both players on the pitch yesterday, excellent reactions and a swift response."

Stevenage won the game 1-0 after Jamie Reid scored in the first half.

His goal came in at 45+14' as there was also a long stoppage for Hanlan's injury.

There were claims that Wycombe manager Matt Bloomfield wanted the game to be abandoned due to the injury to Leahy.

However, he "categorically" denied those claims.

He said: "I’ve been told I’ve been accused of trying to get the game called off but I can categorically deny, 100% at no point was I trying to get the game called off.

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“We were preparing our players to restart the game – the referee came across to speak because he realised the severity of the situation more than what I did.

“I was asked how I was, how my players were – and I replied to the questions I was being asked so at no point did I try to put pressure on the referee to call it off."

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