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Injured Kidderminster Harriers player airlifted to hospital
A KIDDERMINSTER Harriers footballer has been airlifted to hospital following an injury at Aggborough Stadium this afternoon.
Striker Anthony Malbon was stretchered off during the club's 3-0 defeat to Mansfield Town today and the referee ended the game early to allow the air ambulance to land on the pitch.
A statement on the Harriers website said the player had suffered a "significant blow" to his head and neck.
"Everyone at Harriers sends their thoughts and best wishes to Anthony as he recovers," said the statement.
West Midlands Ambulance Service confirmed it was called to reports of a player who had suffered a head injury and was knocked unconscious during the match.
An ambulance arrived at the scene and took over treatment of the player who had received first aid from medics at the stadium and had regained consciousness.
The player had been taken to the stadium’s treatment room.
A spokesman for the ambulance service said: “Due to the nature of the man's head injuries, the Midlands Air Ambulance was called to the scene.
“The air ambulance landed on the pitch at the stadium after it was cleared of fans.
“His condition was stabilised and he was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham major trauma unit for further assessment and specialist treatment.
“The hospital had been pre alerted to his arrival and his injuries.”