Manchester City star Eric Garcia released from hospital after horrific collision with Ederson

first_imgAdvertisement Manchester City star Eric Garcia released from hospital after horrific collision with Ederson ‘He responds well but we have to wait for the next few hours,’ Guardiola said after the game.‘He is conscious but I think he is going to be tested tonight because a kick in the head is always so dangerous.’City’s 3-0 win over Arsenal was a game packed with flashpoints and injuries for both teams.Most notably, David Luiz gave away a penalty and was sent off after replacing Pablo Mari and Arsenal also lost Granit Xhaka to an early injury.MORE: Rescheduled Premier League fixtures for Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool confirmedMORE: Pep Guardiola’s reaction to horrific Eric Garcia injury against ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Garcia went off the pitch receiving oxygen (Picture: Getty)Eric Garcia has been released from hospital after suffering a horrible head injury during Manchester City’s win over Arsenal on Wednesday night.The 19-year-old was taken off the pitch on a stretcher in a neck brace after colliding with his own team-mate Ederson in the closing stages of the game at the Etihad.City and Arsenal players looked on in horror as Garcia was tended to by medics for several minutes and was given oxygen.The Daily Mail claim Garcia underwent tests at the hospital and spent the night there before being released on Thursday morning.ADVERTISEMENTEderson confirmed the news Garcia was out of hospital by posting a snap of him and the defender at City’s training ground.AdvertisementAdvertisementGarcia is likely to sit out the next game. The Spaniard has caught the eye Pep Guardiola this season and is being tipped as a future regular at City.Guardiola is eager to give the emerging star more game time between now and the end of the season, but the City manager was visibly shaken by what happened.— Ederson Moraes (@edersonmoraes93) June 18, 2020center_img Coral BarryThursday 18 Jun 2020 1:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link249Shares Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

The #ESIForum Series got off to a great start…

first_imgThe first of our Esports Insider Forum Series (#ESIForum) events, in association with Digital Fuel, went off swimmingly last night.Speaking to a full house at the Fnatic Bunkr in Shoreditch, the panel of VfL Wolfsburg FIFA pro David Bytheway, Fnatic CEO Wouter Sleijffers and Sky Sports and FIFA esports Gary Taphouse delivered an informative and valuable discussion on the matter of football clubs in esports.The panel was moderated by Fortaura CEO Ibrahim Taylor, and Fortaura were there in force on the night putting together a video of the Forum. Prior to the panel SpecialEffect, the charity partner of the ESI Forum, delivered a short presentation on the exceptionally valuable work they do in the space. The SpecialEffect team were also there showcasing one of their products which allows for those with certain disabilities to play a modified version of FIFA. We’re delighted to be working to support what they do, and we’ll be welcoming them back for our next Forum on August 31st. The expert panel followed this presentation, and during it Bytheway confidently asserted that “football is losing the younger audience, and that’s why Wolfsburg got into this”. Sleijffers pointed to Fnatic’s owner connection with AS Roma as an obvious reason for their partnership but he also stated that they’ve been approached by a number of major football clubs interested in entering the space but unsure on the hows and whys.The panel were in agreement that FIFA is an easy first step for clubs due to the obvious crossover, but Taphouse in particular pointed to the likes of Schalke, PSG and Valencia who have (somewhat) successfully moved into other esports titles such as League of Legends and Rocket League.Sleijffers noted that Fnatic don’t see themselves as an esports organisation as such but one that’s focused on digital sports, and the future of sports more generally. Following questions from the audience at the end of the panel, excessive amounts of pizza arrived to fuel the remainder of the evening and the all important FIFA tournament for which Tottenham Hotspur kindly donated a signed shirt as a prize.To cries of ‘it’s rigged’ and jeers aplenty, Team Esports Insider emerged victorious in the tournament, seeing off a number of teams with the mighty Southampton FC. Professional commentary was provided live by the excellent duo of Matt Andrews and Gary Taphouse. We’d like to thank our Event Partner Digital Fuel, SpecialEffect, Fnatic for having us, all our panelists, Tottenham Hotspur, Matt and Gary for commentating and everybody who made it down. This is just the beginning, and we’ll be back at the Bunkr for more of the same, albeit with a different panel focus, on August 31st.Act now to secure your tickets at a 20% discount before the end of July. Use the code ESI20last_img read more