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  • Writer's pictureBy Paul Lagan

Chelsea’s Aluko after horror smash into advertising board: I’m okay

Eni Aluko talks to Paul Lagan earlier this season Photo: PA

Paul Lagan interviewing Eni Aluko earlier this season. Photo: PA

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.”

[caption id="attachment_4617" align="alignright" width="200"] Claire Rafferty, Chelsea Ladies[/caption]

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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