England’s Alex Greenwood carried off on stretcher after head clash
Alex Greenwood was stretchered off the pitch during England’s loss to Belgium last night.
The defender received lengthy treatment on the pitch after a serious head collision with Jassina Blom. Greenwood was treated for almost 12 minutes in Leuven.
She was replaced by Jess Carter in the 32nd minute.
“It was not nice to see her in pain,” Lucy Bronze said after the 3-2 loss.
England defender Bronze told ITV4: “Obviously when it’s a head injury, it’s something you can’t take lightly. The medical team were superb on the pitch, making sure she was safe, so I just wish her a good recovery.”
There was concern from teammates who stood around Greenwood offering support as she received treatment from the medical staff and took on oxygen.
Supporters applauded as Greenwood was then carried off on a stretcher.
Blom also received treatment on the pitch and her head was bandaged up before she was allowed to continue playing.
Greenwood was seen walking around after the match, but Lionesses boss Sarina Wiegman said shortly after the game that she hadn’t had a chance to talk to the medical staff yet.