Burnley midfielder Ashley Westwood suffers a HORRIFIC injury and gets stretchered off against West Ham after a collision with Nikola Vlasic – which left the Croatian star in tears
- Burnley midfielder Ashley Westwood has suffered a horrific leg injury
- He collided with Nikola Vlasic and required treatment before being subbed off
- The Croatian was in tears and needed to be consoled by his team-mates
Burnley midfielder Ashley Westwood was stretchered off after suffering a serious injury against West Ham.
The incident happened in the 22nd minute when he collided with Nikola Vlasic following a 50-50 challenge.
Westwood came off worse and suffered a horrific leg injury which left him needing medical attention for several minutes.
Burnley’s Ashley Westwood suffered a horrific injury in the first half against West Ham
The midfielder required lengthy treatment before being stretchered off in the 30th minute
Vlasic was in an emotional distress and had to be consoled by his team-mates, who also looked shaken by the incident.
Westwood was eventually stretchered off in the 30th minute and replaced by Josh Brownhill.
Moments after the change, Burnley took the lead through Wout Weghorst second goal for the club.
Nikola Vlasic (left) and several other West Ham players looked shaken by the incident
The Hammers’ eventually got on level terms thanks to Tomas Soucek’s close-range finish in the 76th minute.
The loss of Westwood will come as a big blow to the Clarets, who currently face a difficult task of avoiding the drop.
The 32-year-old had been a regular in the Burnley XI, having appeared in 26 of their 32 Premier League games this season.
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