Danny Guthrie was given a red card in the closing stages of Hull’s 2-1 victory on Saturday, when he seemed to lose his temper and hacked down Craig Fagan, with the ball nowhere near.
Craig Fagan – broken tibia
The terrible news this morning is that it seems the tackle has broken Fagan’s leg, and Danny could be in serious trouble now with the FA.
Fagan left St. James’ Park on crutches on Saturday, but the full extent of the damage was not known at that time, and the Hull medical staff were hoping it was just very severe bruising.
However, an X-ray this morning confirmed the 25-year-old suffered a fractured right tibia in the lower leg, and is now expected to be out between six weeks and three months.
Hull manager Phil Brown was understandably critical in his assessment of Guthrie’s tackle.
“It cannot be tolerated, it needs to be kicked out of the game,” “When you see that the end product is him putting a fellow pro in a cast, it’s just not right.”“That’s the horrible side of the game. I don’t care what is going on at Newcastle, you cannot tolerate this.” “If I go back to the incident, my players were killing time in the corner, something that every Premier League club does, no matter who you are.”
“In the process of doing that, someone has decided to take the matter into his own hands and lashed out at Craig Fagan.”
Phil is right, and there’s no excuse for Danny’s actions at the end of the game, when his frustration seemed to boil over.
It’s part of Guthrie’s football education, and he seemed to just lose his temper, but the consequences may be severe for the lad, now that his tackle has injured Fagan so severely.
When will we get any good news about Newcastle?
Wishing and Hoping.