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Last Updated: Sunday, 24 February 2008, 09:53 GMT
Hansen on Eduardo's injury
Alan Hansen
By Alan Hansen
Match of the Day pundit

It is a horrific injury but I think what you've got to understand first is that Martin Taylor's not run 15, 20 yards and jumped in with two feet.

He's made the tackle from a standing start and he's just been done by a bit of pace.

Eduardo receives treatment
Martin Taylor (out of shot) is sent off as Eduardo receives treatment

It's early on in the game, he's trying to find his feet, and he nearly gets the ball but Eduardo just nips it away from him.

It is a red card, he mistimed the tackle, but the only person that can tell you if there is real intent is the player himself and, as Alex McLeish says, the guy's absolutely distraught.

I'm glad Arsene Wenger has retracted his initial statement. We've all been there and emotions run high.

In 1987, Jim Beglin broke his leg against Everton. I was the captain of Liverpool, he was my room-mate, and it was a horrific injury.

I said things after the game that possibly I shouldn't have said, and I do regret saying them.

You could see how the Arsenal players were with this horrific injury and emotions run high, you say things that later on you regret.

Arsene has made this statement, he's cleared it up and hopefully that's the end of it.

Alan Hansen was speaking on Match of the Day

SEE ALSO
Eduardo has surgery on broken leg
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