‘Junior Hoilett your head is made of concrete… all good though no fracture’: Joe Bennett shows off gruesome head injury after accidental collision with Cardiff City team-mate in win over Sheffield Wednesday
- Joe Bennett showed off a gruesome head injury after colliding with a team-mate
- The Cardiff City full-back had accidentally crashed into Junior Hoilett on Sunday
- Neil Harris’ men ended their faltering form after beating Sheffield Wednesday
- And Hoilett had scored Cardiff’s second goal at Hillsborough before the collision
Joe Bennett revealed the gruesome head injury he sustained following an accidental collision with Cardiff City team-mate Junior Hoilett on Sunday.
The Bluebirds full-back took to social media to update supporters on his condition after Neil Harris’ men edged past Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.
Bennett had been taken off on a stretcher after the sickening clash of heads, although goal scorer Hoilett was able to carry on.
Joe Bennett revealed his nasty head injury after colliding with Cardiff team-mate Junior Hoiltt
Bennett posted a photo of his head online, which was heavily bandaged following the incident, alongside the caption: ‘Junior Hoilett your head is made of concrete… all good though, no fracture. Great result from the boys.’
The two Cardiff stars were left stricken on the turf after challenging for the same aerial ball in the first half, before a lengthy stoppage ensued to allow both players to receive treatment.
Both teams’ medical staffs were quick to race on to the field of play and examine the crocked duo on the 35 minute mark.
The Bluebirds duo had clashed heads after challenging for the same aerial ball at Hillsborough
Wednesday had been condemned to their first defeat at home in the league since Garry Monk was named as manager in early September.
Robert Glatzel and Hoilett were on target for the visitors, and despite Tom Lees reducing the arrears Cardiff held firm to secure all three points.
Cardiff boss Harris later said: ‘I’m very pleased. On the back of a very strong performance against Millwall, but without the end product in the final third, I thought today we had that end product in the first 15-20 minutes.
‘The goals we scored were after some excellent play, the second one in particular was top level football and it was really good.
‘We then had to deal with the adversity of two players coming off. We put Sol (Bamba) on, changed our shape and looked a lot more solid. I thought we deserved to see the game out as comfortably as we did in the end.’
Hoilett was surprisingly able to shake off the knock but Bennett was stretched off the field