Watford striker Bernard Mensah remaining positive but unsure on extent of injury after being taken to hospital

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Watford striker Bernard Mensah insists he is remaining positive while he waits for news regarding the extent of a leg injury sustained while playing for Braintree Town last night.

Mensah, who joined the Conference Premier side on loan in January, was taken to hospital after a challenge from Lincoln City's Tom Miller, who was subsequently booked.

The 19-year-old forward has since tweeted: "Thanks for all the messages guys! Thinking positive! Don't know the extent of the injury yet! But keeping positive! Thanks again."

Braintree lost the match 2-0 and Irons boss Alan Devonshire was seething after the game about Miller's tackle which he described as "scandalous".

"It's a scandalous tackle and [we're talking about] a young kid's career. I'm sorry, I'm fuming about it," Devonshire told BBC Essex.

"It's near enough broken the kid's leg. I've got a kid now being taken to hospital."

He continued: "The football match doesn't matter to me. We lost a game, that doesn't matter to me.

"That boy's career is more important. A tackle like that is horrendous. There is no room for it in football.

"And until referees start protecting people this will carry on, especially at this level."

Miller was keen to stress he didn't intend to injury Mensah.

Speaking on Twitter, he said: “Hope the Braintree lad is fine! I never would intend to hurt anyone. I wear my heart on my sleeve."

Mensah made his first-team debut for Watford in the 1-0 defeat to Bolton Wanderers in November and the 19-year-old striker has impressed at Braintree, scoring two goals in nine appearances.

Mensah was replaced in the 49th minute by fellow Watford striker Alex Jakubiak.

 

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12:37pm Wed 19 Mar 14

aberdeenhornet says...

Too much of this goes on and the clubs cover it up between themselves at junior level. Nephew had his career stopped by a horrific tackle by a Southampton player when in spurs junior ranks the club did not support the claim against what was a malicious tackle by a player already known for dirty play. These hackers should be removed earlier.
Too much of this goes on and the clubs cover it up between themselves at junior level. Nephew had his career stopped by a horrific tackle by a Southampton player when in spurs junior ranks the club did not support the claim against what was a malicious tackle by a player already known for dirty play. These hackers should be removed earlier. aberdeenhornet
  • Score: 29

1:25pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Ramageland says...

"I wear my heart on my sleeve" in this context generally means "I go in hard and as long as I get a bit of the ball I do not consider it any sort of foul, in fact if I take the player as well, all the better".
"I wear my heart on my sleeve" in this context generally means "I go in hard and as long as I get a bit of the ball I do not consider it any sort of foul, in fact if I take the player as well, all the better". Ramageland
  • Score: 19

1:29pm Wed 19 Mar 14

Guy Bov says...

The players twitter message doesn't really show much in the way of remorse
https://twitter.com/
Tpmillz/status/44604
6791721832448

Seemed more buoyed up by gaining 3 pts
The players twitter message doesn't really show much in the way of remorse https://twitter.com/ Tpmillz/status/44604 6791721832448 Seemed more buoyed up by gaining 3 pts Guy Bov
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1:31pm Wed 19 Mar 14

jasonwatford says...

Lets hope it's not too bad
Lets hope it's not too bad jasonwatford
  • Score: 13

1:53pm Wed 19 Mar 14

reggieb says...

Bernard probably skinned him a few times, bloke just came back from suspension, 10 bookings already. It shows the problem of sending skillful young players out to a land where the Neanderthals still roam free. Don't buy into this toughen them up old school stance. And as for Wear my heart on my sleeve, honest guv, cliched boll**ks. Get well soon Bernard, hope you get a chance to roast him at The Vic one day.
Bernard probably skinned him a few times, bloke just came back from suspension, 10 bookings already. It shows the problem of sending skillful young players out to a land where the Neanderthals still roam free. Don't buy into this toughen them up old school stance. And as for Wear my heart on my sleeve, honest guv, cliched boll**ks. Get well soon Bernard, hope you get a chance to roast him at The Vic one day. reggieb
  • Score: 21

5:03pm Wed 19 Mar 14

andyhooked says...

These things do happen. Not just now but yonks back. An old centre-half of ours (Brian Garvey) did a broken leg to someone in the 60s can not remember who it was but WFC were away. Garvey visited the bloke in hospital. Now twitter in those days!! I suspect that Miller will get away scot-free. Best of luck Bernard and I hope that given medical science has moved on you will come back soon.
These things do happen. Not just now but yonks back. An old centre-half of ours (Brian Garvey) did a broken leg to someone in the 60s can not remember who it was but WFC were away. Garvey visited the bloke in hospital. Now twitter in those days!! I suspect that Miller will get away scot-free. Best of luck Bernard and I hope that given medical science has moved on you will come back soon. andyhooked
  • Score: 5

7:29pm Wed 19 Mar 14

grahamwfc says...

ROBBO tackle at Port Vale in promotion year was a sickener, the rose tinted glasses come out when it's one of ours.
ROBBO tackle at Port Vale in promotion year was a sickener, the rose tinted glasses come out when it's one of ours. grahamwfc
  • Score: 4

8:38pm Wed 19 Mar 14

SAHornet says...

grahamwfc wrote:
ROBBO tackle at Port Vale in promotion year was a sickener, the rose tinted glasses come out when it's one of ours.
I remember that tackle. Could hear it in the stands - sickening, and I was standing on my tod in the Vale end....I was not a popular young fella, I can tell you.
[quote][p][bold]grahamwfc[/bold] wrote: ROBBO tackle at Port Vale in promotion year was a sickener, the rose tinted glasses come out when it's one of ours.[/p][/quote]I remember that tackle. Could hear it in the stands - sickening, and I was standing on my tod in the Vale end....I was not a popular young fella, I can tell you. SAHornet
  • Score: 4

11:18pm Wed 19 Mar 14

londomollari says...

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11:23pm Wed 19 Mar 14

londomollari says...

andyhooked wrote:
These things do happen. Not just now but yonks back. An old centre-half of ours (Brian Garvey) did a broken leg to someone in the 60s can not remember who it was but WFC were away. Garvey visited the bloke in hospital. Now twitter in those days!! I suspect that Miller will get away scot-free. Best of luck Bernard and I hope that given medical science has moved on you will come back soon.
Oops! sorry about the kiss!
Yes, I remember that incident. It was at Crewe in the promotion year, I believe. The lad was Crewe's star player---apparently he had been a promising youngster at a top club (Liverpool?) but his career had been blighted by two previous broken legs---this was his third. Not sure, but I believe this finished his career. Can't remember the lad's name. I remember Watford won---I think the incident destroyed the Crewe morale.
[quote][p][bold]andyhooked[/bold] wrote: These things do happen. Not just now but yonks back. An old centre-half of ours (Brian Garvey) did a broken leg to someone in the 60s can not remember who it was but WFC were away. Garvey visited the bloke in hospital. Now twitter in those days!! I suspect that Miller will get away scot-free. Best of luck Bernard and I hope that given medical science has moved on you will come back soon.[/p][/quote]Oops! sorry about the kiss! Yes, I remember that incident. It was at Crewe in the promotion year, I believe. The lad was Crewe's star player---apparently he had been a promising youngster at a top club (Liverpool?) but his career had been blighted by two previous broken legs---this was his third. Not sure, but I believe this finished his career. Can't remember the lad's name. I remember Watford won---I think the incident destroyed the Crewe morale. londomollari
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