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Monday, March 15, 2010

Ugo Monye and Kelly Brown both okay after bad head clash

Both England’s Ugo Monye and Scotland’s Kelly Brown have suffered no long term affects from their horrible head clash that ended both their matches at Murrayfield on the weekend.

Brown walked off with help from medical staff, while Monye was eventually stretchered off following the big knock that reminded many of the unfortunate injury to Scottish winger Thom Evans not too long ago.

Apparently by Saturday night, Brown was already entertaining the Scotland squad by singing and playing guitar. His chances of playing in the next match will be based on cognitive therapy tests this week.

Monye was taken for a precautionary x-ray and scan, but the results showed that no significant damage took place, so he was discharged to the care of the England medical team.

"If appropriate, a further injury update will be made when the England squad reconvenes on Monday," said the Rugby Football Union.

Scotland’s Evans, who following his injury against Wales has had to have double spinal surgery, summoned the strength to give a pre-match talk to the players on Saturday.

Evans’ future in the game is still unknown at this stage, but the fact that the 24 year old was walking is a miracle in itself. According to his brother Max, he came within a millimeter of paralysis or death.

Dan Parks has recounted how moving it was to have Evan’s talk to the side.

"It was a really touching moment. He's a great guy, Thommy, and I'm going to miss playing with him," said Parks, who will be joining Cardiff.

"It was a great occasion, very emotional, and I don't think there was a dry eye in the house. It was great to see him and great to see him up and about, walking around."

Time: 02:06



  • That looked painful and awkward. Good to hear they're both okay though. Also didn't realise that Evans was walking already. That's great.

    By Anonymous Scotsdale, at March 15, 2010 12:42 pm  

  • That was horrendous!! Does anyone know the state of Monye? Seemed to come off terribly there

    By Blogger Alexander, at March 15, 2010 12:44 pm  

  • Jeez, Alexander. Can you not read mate? :O

    By Anonymous Scotsdale, at March 15, 2010 1:11 pm  

  • Management always play down head-injuries and refuse to admit that players have been knocked out.

    If diagnosed with concussion they face a madatory X weeks unavailability.

    By Anonymous t0m0, at March 15, 2010 1:49 pm  

  • Is there footage of Thom Evans' injury somewhere? Can't find any!

    Glad to hear that they are alright tho

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 15, 2010 3:09 pm  

  • Don't think you really want to watch Thom's injury - it's pretty sickening.

    By Anonymous JH, at March 15, 2010 3:42 pm  

  • And t0m0, at the professional level, I don't think it's a mandatory ban of any length. Players undergo cognitive reflex and memory tests while they're 'normal' and then repeat them after a head injury - when your score normalises, you can play again.

    By Anonymous JH, at March 15, 2010 3:43 pm  

  • Ouch!!!! That seems to be painfull!

    By Anonymous Vassili, at March 15, 2010 4:48 pm  

  • RD could you show the Naqelevuki , Cory Jane collision from the stormers , hurricanes game. jane got destroyed..... faceplant after collision. painful

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 15, 2010 5:46 pm  

  • Sure, but please use the request section or send an email in future.

    By Anonymous Greiffel, at March 15, 2010 6:10 pm  

  • Monye didnt seem to take too much impact....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 15, 2010 6:31 pm  

  • Side of the head impact, could easily have had a knock on the temple, mega painful.

    Anyway.. can't stand Ugo, useless for England.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 15, 2010 11:52 pm  

  • Come on lads, let's see on the bright side. Finally the great Alasdair Strokosh will have his chance as an impact ball carrier and tackler, alongside Barclay and Beattie.
    And, most and foremost, Ugo Monye will step aside and clear the way for the dazzling Ben Foden to finally wear the 11 jersey, and to add some los edge to the England attack.
    France v England will be a cracker.

    By Anonymous Joost, at March 16, 2010 3:25 am  

  • Joost why select foden at 11? he's a15.

    Ashton should replace Monye, and Foden should be playing instead of armitage, he won't though as smith has a massive thing for him since he coached him at irish

    By Anonymous goodNumber10, at March 16, 2010 7:27 am  

  • goodNumer10:
    I thought about Ashton but Martin Johnson won't change things unless one of his three "pearls" (Cueto, Armitage and Monye) is injured or knocked down.
    So, if he's only going to change one piece, he would and should put Foden down the wing and keep Armitage, he is just too conservative. Plus, I think Foden would hurt a lot more from the wng in a tight match like France

    By Anonymous Joost, at March 16, 2010 12:33 pm  

  • Good to hear they're both ok.

    From an irish fan

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 16, 2010 8:15 pm  

  • Dan Parks fault. His poor pass put Brown into a compromising position that lead to the head on head collision.

    By Blogger Will Topps, at March 16, 2010 8:56 pm  

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