Corry Evans: ‘My nose was pushed 2cm back into my head’

Share on facebook
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
March 18, 2020
    Add a header to begin generating the table of contents
    Scroll to Top

    Media playback is not supported on this device

    Evans has made 59 appearances for Northern Ireland

    Corry Evans says that the impact which led to him fracturing his skull could be compared to getting hit in the face with a hammer.

    The Northern Ireland midfielder suffered the injury during a Championship game for Blackburn Rovers against Preston North End in January.

    Evans, 29, is hopeful of being available to play again in May, but said he was fearful for his career immediately after the incident.

    “It was scary at the time,” he said.

    “When you hear fractured skull you do think the worst, but I was reassured pretty quickly that it wasn’t career-threatening or life-threatening – or anything like that.

    “Once I heard that, it made it a lot easier to deal with. However, my wife, kids, mum and dad were at the game and it was worrying for them to see me lying on the pitch like that.

    Corry Evans

    Evans joined Blackburn from Hull City in 2013

    “After my surgery, the surgeon said that my nose was actually pushed 2cm back into my head. I saw that in the first scan after I went through it with him. Part of the front of my forehead was in fragments and my eye socket was also crushed, so there was quite a lot that he had to fix.

    “The surgeon said the impact from the injury was something that you would see in a car crash or getting hit with a baseball bat or a hammer.”

    Evans’ description of what was involved in his surgery provides a further insight into the extent of the work required to begin repairing the damage.

    “Basically, I was cut from the top of one ear right across the top of my head to the other ear,” explained the former Hull City player, who also pointed out that there was no malice in the tackle from Preston captain Tom Clarke that caused the damage.

    “My face was peeled down to about my eyes and they had to build everything back up and put metal plates in, as well as getting my nose straightened up as much as they could.

    “The surgery took about five or six hours and it was obviously painful for a week or so afterwards, but since I came off all the painkillers I have been back to myself, and am getting on with day-to-day life as normal.”

    Corry Evans

    Evans said the support he has received from his family at home has been vital

    While the coronavirus shutdown means it is uncertain when matches in the Championship will resume, Evans said he hopes to return to running next week.

    “There is no rush from the club’s side, they have not put any pressure on me and just let me get on with things in my own time,” he continued.

    “But the surgeons and medical teams say it takes the bone six weeks after surgery (which took place on 27 January) to heal properly again and then another six weeks after that for the bone to be back to its strongest.

    “After that I will be back in full contact training, but it will just be a case of when I’m ready. I’ve been doing a lot of work in the gym and, when the time comes to start heading a ball again, I will be ready.

    “The lads (Blackburn) have been doing really well. It would be nice if we could get into the play-offs and I could be in and around the squad again.”

    Source

    Football
    Covid-19: Arsenal trio affected before Man City game

    Arsenal have lost both matches they have played since the Premier League resumed last week Three Arsenal players were unable to train in the build-up …

    Football
    Jan Vertonghen: Tottenham defender signs extension until end of season

    Jan Vertonghen has made 228 Premier League appearances for Tottenham Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen has signed a contract extension until the end of the season. …

    Football
    Man City: Pep Guardiola has ‘ideas for the transfer market’ and expects to ‘fight’ for title next season

    City are 23 points behind leaders Liverpool Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he has “ideas for the transfer market” and expects to “fight” for …

    Subscribe
    Notify of
    guest
    0 Comments
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments
    March 18, 2020
      Add a header to begin generating the table of contents
      Scroll to Top
      • Bookmakers Bonus
      Fonbet

      Registration bonus up to 250 Euro!

      Winmasters
      Parimatch
      0
      Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
      ()
      x
      This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.