Scary for Duguid

KARL Duguid feared that he might have done “massive damage” to his eye, when colliding with Preston keeper Carlo Nash during last Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Deepdale.

By Carl Marston

KARL Duguid feared that he might have done “massive damage” to his eye, when colliding with Preston keeper Carlo Nash during last Saturday's 1-0 defeat at Deepdale.

Colchester United's brave skipper only lasted two minutes, before he was helped gingerly to the dressing room with blurred vision. He looked a sad sight, and yet he was confident of passing himself fit for this afternoon's sell-out Layer Road clash against visiting Luton.

“I thought that I had really done some serious damage to my eye socket,” admitted Duguid.


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“It was scary. I nearly managed to score before colliding with the keeper, when I got two studs in the eye. I feared the worst. I couldn't see much and when I put my hand up to my eye, there was blood on my hand. But it wasn't the keeper's fault. We both had momentum.

“Back in the dressing room, it was like looking through a kaleidoscope. I couldn't focus and I had blurred vision. I thought that there was massive damage to the eye socket, but apparently I have damaged the muscle behind the eye.

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“I don't look the best, but it's getting better. It's not so sore, and I'm sure that I will be OK for the Luton match,” insisted Duguid.

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