Martina given green light to fly home with Everton after head injury

Date published: Thursday 2nd November 2017 10:22

Everton’s Cuco Martina was able to fly back from France with his team-mates on Thursday evening after undergoing scans at hospital.

Martina was taken to hospital having been carried from the field on a stretcher with a neck brace on in the 43rd minute of the 3-0 Europa League loss at Lyon.

The right-back had landed awkwardly following an aerial challenge with Maxwel Cornet and received treatment on the pitch for several minutes before being carried off.

Amid fears of Martina having sustained serious damage, the Toffees sent out a message on their official Twitter feed which said he would be kept in hospital overnight for observation.

But it subsequently emerged that following scans, the 28-year-old had been cleared to travel back to Merseyside with the squad.

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