Posted by sean on December 10, 2006 at 8:36 pm in Bath City with 2 Comments

Well, that was a crap weekend for football. Relegating fighting Leeds lost 1-0 to Derby, whereas promotion chasing Bath City were defeated by Hitchin Town, 2-1.

I was at the Bath game, and while I was disappointed by both results, the whole afternoon was overshadowed by what looked like, a serious injury to City’s Craig Davidge.

Davidge apparently ran into the wall, smashing his chest and skull in the process. I didn’t see the actual incident as it was off the ball, although was very close by while he received medical treatment.

For over half an hour, Davidge lay on the freezing pitch as club doctors administered medical aid. It was a rather distressing ordeal, which left everyone at the ground in a state of shock.

An ambulance later arrived and took Davidge to the local hospital. The game then resumed for a final ten minutes. The players and fans were obviously very distressed by what had just happened and the remainder of the game was played in a much subdued atmosphere.

The incident put football in reality. Life is so much more important than winning or losing. City fans didn’t care that they had lost. Hitchin fans couldn’t celebrate their win. Everybody’s thoughts were with Davidge and his family.

This evening I learnt some very good news. Davidge was released from hospital yesterday evening and miraculously managed to avoid any serious injury. I personally wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him running down the pitch very soon.

2 Responses to Trauma At Twerton

  1. Anonymous

    December 18, 2006 - 4:04 pm

    Just to let you all know, I'm a close friend of Craig's and he is much better and wants to thank everyone for their support. x

  2. Sean

    December 18, 2006 - 8:56 pm

    Thank you for letting me know.

    Hopefully we'll see the whippet back at Twerton Park very soon.

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