Skip to main contentAccess keys helpA-Z index

watch listen BBC Sport BBC Sport
Low graphics|Help
---------------
---------------
CHOOSE A SPORT
 
RELATED BBC SITES
Last Updated: Monday, 21 January 2008, 14:07 GMT
Davenport suffers neck fracture
Calum Davenport
Davenport had joined Watford with a view to a permanent move
Calum Davenport is in hospital after fracturing a bone in his neck during his first match on loan at Watford.

The West Ham defender was stretchered off after team-mate Darius Henderson landed awkwardly on him during the 1-1 draw at home to Charlton Athletic.

The injury has triggered an immediate end to the 25-year-old's loan spell and he will return to the Hammers.

"Calum heard a crack in his neck and he lost the sensation in his fingers," said Watford manager Aidy Boothroyd.

"When it is a neck injury you have to get him off the pitch straight away and we hope it is not too bad."

Davenport is set to remain in hospital under observation for the next few days.

The Hornets, currently second in the Championship, are expected to move in the transfer market to bring in a replacement.

Davenport himself was signed as cover for Danny Shittu, who is away with the Nigeria squad at the African Nations Cup.



SEE ALSO
Watford 1-1 Charlton
19 Jan 08 |  Championship


RELATED BBC LINKS:

RELATED INTERNET LINKS:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

BBC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
Daily and weekly e-mails | Mobiles | Desktop Tools | News Feeds | Interactive Television | Downloads
Sport Homepage | Football | Cricket | Rugby Union | Rugby League | Tennis | Golf | Motorsport | Boxing | Athletics | Snooker | Horse Racing | Cycling | Disability sport | Olympics 2012 | Sport Relief | Other sport...

Help | Privacy & Cookies Policy | News sources | About the BBC | Contact us | Advertise with us