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Tuesday, 20 March, 2001, 16:16 GMT
Santos to sue Forest rival
George Santos
Santos' season is over following Johnson's challenge
Sheffield United's Georges Santos is to take legal action against Nottingham Forest's Andy Johnson over the challenge which left him with a double fracture of the eye socket.

Santos was caught by Andy Johnson's stray elbow in an aerial challenge during their 3-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest at Bramall Lane on 10 March.


It was a very bad challenge...that is why I'm taking legal action against Andy Johnson
  George Santos

The midfielder underwent a five-and-a-half-hour operation at Sheffield's Thornbury Hospital to have a titanium plate inserted in his face.

Santos said: "It was a very bad challenge and we cannot accept it. That is why I'm taking legal action against Andy Johnson.

"I just want to know, not just for me but for all players, that it won't happen again. My agent knows and we have a lawyer to see what can be done about this situation."

Santos, who was in hospital for a week, added: "I'm getting better. It has been a terrible week and I'm very tired, but I feel better than last week.

"It doesn't look too good at the moment but the doctors are confident it will go back to the way it was. I will rest now, but my season is over."

Johnson has protested his innocence and said last week: "If anything, their boy was late on me.

"There was no bad reaction from the United players and I am quite happy that I am totally blameless. It wasn't my fault."

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