Lewis taken to hospital after collision

CHRIS LAKEY City keeper Joe Lewis spent Saturday night in hospital after suffering face and shoulder injuries while on duty for League Two side Morecambe.

CHRIS LAKEY

City keeper Joe Lewis spent Saturday night in hospital after suffering face and shoulder injuries while on duty for League Two side Morecambe.

The 20-year-old, on loan at until the end of the year, was involved in a sickening collision with Chris O'Grady during the 3-1 defeat at Rotherham on Saturday. Lewis had been left stranded by a poor back pass and as he went to head it clear he was struck full in the face by the head of O'Grady, who was making a genuine challenge for the ball.

Both players remained prone for several minutes as paramedics with stretchers went on to the pitch. Lewis left the pitch strapped to a stretcher after a full seven minutes of treatment. He suffered a serious gash to his face and it is believed he may also have fractured his collarbone.