Yeovil Town match stopped after player suffers ‘serious head injury’

Yeovil[1] Town's match was stopped after a player on the opposing team suffered a "serious head injury". The Glovers kicked off against Dover Athletic at Huish Park at 3pm this afternoon (November 11).

However, there were lengthy delays following a nasty incident shortly after 20 minutes of the National League South match. Dover's Nigerian defender, Peter Ojemen, sustained a head injury and was rushed to hospital.

According to the official Dover Athletic X (formerly known as Twitter) page, Ojemen was conscious when he was stretchered off the field. The match resumed around 10 minutes after play was stopped.

In a further update, the club said following the game: "Peter Ojemen is well and in hospital awaiting the relevant scans and tests. We’d like to thank the Yeovil Town staff and paramedics for their help and quick response during the game.

"Wishing you a speedy recovery Pete." Fans of both clubs have wished him well. Gloverscast, a Yeovil FC fan podcast, said on X: "Wishing him a speedy recovery".

The River End added: "Hope he's alright, seems to have had the worst luck this season Pete has." Meanwhile, Kenny Prescott wrote: "Hoping the best for you @PeterOjemen3."

Yeovil Town FC posted on X: "Concerning scenes as Peter Ojeman receives treatment following a collision with Jordan Young."

Dover Athletic had said earlier: "Break in play as Peter Ojemen receives treatment after a serious head injury." They then added around 10 minutes later: "After a lengthy stoppage Pete is conscious and stretchered off. Wishing him all the best."

The match finished 2-0 to Yeovil Town. They remain top of the National League South after winning a record 13 matches in a row.


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