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Last Updated: Sunday, 10 September 2006, 16:40 GMT 17:40 UK
Hamilton player still in hospital
Hamilton defender Ross McCabe
Ross McCabe broke into the first-team this season
Hamilton Academical teenager Ross McCabe will spend another day in hospital for tests after his injury scare in Saturday's match with Clyde.

The 18-year-old was caught on the throat by Dougie Imrie's studs and had to be resuscitated on the pitch.

McCabe was taken to Hairmyres hospital in East Kilbride and the match at New Douglas Park was abandoned.

Accies secretary Scott Struthers said: "He is sitting up and talking and appears to be responding well."

McCabe has been visited in hospital by Imrie and Clyde team-mate Craig Bryson who have wished him a speedy recovery.

Struthers added: "I have to say that the paramedics and medical staff who treated him on the pitch carried out their duties excellently."

The match, abandoned with the teams locked at 3-3, is likely to be replayed a week on Tuesday.

McCabe, making his fifth appearance for Hamilton, came on as a substitute after 51 minutes at New Douglas Park.

Play was stopped after McCabe was hurt in a challenge for the ball with Clyde striker Imrie.
It looked like two players going in fairly for the ball

Clyde director John Ruddy

"It had blocked his airway and it was very worrying for everybody when the ambulance had to go on the pitch," said Struthers.

"Our physio and both team doctors were there and referee Charlie Richmond decided, after consulting both club chairman, to abandon the game."

Clyde director John Ruddy said that both sets of players had been left upset by the incident, with two-goal Imrie particularly affected.

"It looked like two players going in fairly for the ball in which one was left seriously hurt," he said.

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