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INJURY UPDATE, PLUS ILKESTON SUSPEND GARY RICKETTS
6th August 2011 17:20


Audio interview with SSA Chairman Dean Foulkes and Stags manager Paul Cox from BBC Radio Nottingham. Listen here.

Audio interview with SSA Chairman Dean Foulkes from BBC Radio Derby. Listen here.

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VIDEO: Duo to miss start of season says physio ---->
http://www.mansfieldtown.net/page/NewsDetail/0,,10325~2410088,00.html

mansfieldtown.net, Thu 04 Aug 2011

John Thompson and Ritchie Sutton will miss the first match of the season next Saturday following last night's match at Ilkeston Town which ended with three of our players in hospital, physio Jason Truscott has confirmed.

Jason Truscott is speaking to our Head of Media & Communications Mark Stevenson

The duo, along with fellow defender Martin Riley, were taken to hospital last night after the match was abandoned after 73 minutes as Paul Cox withdrew his players on safety grounds.

Sutton (shoulder) could be out for up to three weeks whilst John Thompson, who received a broken nose and over 40 stitches may be sidelined for over a month.

Martin Riley who took a cut to the head, may be back for our curtain raiser against Bath next Saturday but will miss this weekend's friendly game at Chasetown.

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Photo of John Thompson in hospital from Alan Marriott twitter


Photo of Martin Riley in hospital from his own twitter


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Stags midfielder Thompson set to miss start of season
Nottingham Post, Thursday, August 04, 2011

JOHN Thompson is almost certain to miss the start of Mansfield Town's Blue Square Bet Premier season after his horror injury at Ilkeston last night.

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Stags-midfielder-Thompson-set-miss-start-season/story-13070903-detail/story.html

The Republic of Ireland international was barged into the dug-out in the 68th minute of the game by home striker Gary Ricketts with the Stags 4-2 up.

Having already lost Ritchie Sutton and Martin Riley – which Mansfield assistant manager Micky Moore said were as the result of challenges from the same player – manager Paul Cox led his side off the field.

Ricketts has subsequently been suspended by Ilkeston, pending an inquiry by the club.

But Mansfield are now more concerned about the fitness of the injured trio with the kick-off to the league campaign against Bath City on August 13 fast approaching.

Cox is hopeful that Sutton, who actually suffered ligament damage rather than a dislocated shoulder, and Riley, who had stitches in a gash to his face, will be fit to face the Romans.

But he is planning for that game without Thompson, who he expects to be out for at least two weeks.

“I think it is going to be a while with Thommo, even though he is a warrior and a tough lad,” said Cox.

“The other lads who went to hospital said it looked a complete mess.

“He had a number of stitches in two cuts in his nose last night and he has gone back today to have some more internal stitches.

“I think he has dislocated his finger as well. I would have thought that he is going to miss the start of the season.

“I feel for John because he is an honest lad and what happened to him has got no place in the game whatsoever.

“It is a bad injury anyway, but it could have been even worse.”

Cox has welcomed the news that Ricketts has been suspended by Ilkeston, pending an inquiry.

Hr said: “I just hope that common sense prevails.

“It is not nice to see what happened last night and I think it has left a lot of people at the club shell-shocked.”

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Stags player needed 40 stitches after 'friendly' injury
http://www.chad.co.uk/sport/football/mansfield-town-fc/stags_player_needed_40_stitches_after_friendly_injury_1_3647620

TWO of the three players left in hospital after the Stags' friendly debacle at Ilkeston on Wednesday will definitely miss the start of the league season, Mansfield Town revealed on Thursday.

Defenders Richie Sutton, Martin Riley and John Thompson were all seriously injured after clashes with home player coach Gary Ricketts, before manager Paul Cox ordered his players off the field after an hour of a game they were winning 4-2.

The final straw came when Thompson, who received a broken nose and over 40 stitches, was sent clattering into metal fencing surrounding the pitch.

Now Thompson and Sutton (shoulder) have been ruled out of the home BSBP curtain-raiser against Bath in 10 days time.

However, Riley may return to action that Saturday - but will miss Saturday's final pre-season friendly at Chasetown this weekend.

Meanwhile, Ilkeston have suspended Ricketts following the incidents.

Ilkeston FC chairman Dave Mantle said: “We are obviously upset about any player being seriously injured and particularly wish John Thompson a speedy recovery.

“Kevin Wilson and I have already met to discuss Gary Ricketts' part in the incidents but we need to gather more evidence and speak to the player himself before deciding our next course of action.”

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Ilkeston FC suspend Ricketts
Thursday 4 August

http://www.ilkestonfc.co.uk/news/ilkeston-fc-suspend-ricketts

Gary Ricketts, Ilkeston FC's star striker has been suspended pending an inquiry into incidents that took place in last night's pre-season friendly against Mansfield Town at the New Manor Ground.

The game was abandoned after 73 minutes - with Mansfield leading 4-2 - following a clash between Ricketts and John Thompson, which led to the Stags defender being taken to hospital with facial wounds.

Mansfield had already had two other players taken off with injuries.

Said Ilkeston FC chairman Dave Mantle: “We are obviously upset about any player being seriously injured and particularly wish John Thompson a speedy recovery.

“Kevin Wilson and I have already met to discuss Gary Ricketts' part in the incidents but we need to gather more evidence and speak to the player himself before deciding our next course of action.”

A further meeting is planned for later today

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