MoBay United's Barton recovering after scare
Paramedics attend to MBU's Ewan Barton while concerned teammates look on during Sunday's JPL game against Tivoli Gardens at Wespow Park in St James. Barton clashed heads with a Tivoli player and momentarily lost consciousness. He was revived and taken to a medical facilty. (Photo: Paul Reid)

ST JAMES, Jamaica – Montego Bay United’s midfielder Ewan Barton was said to be resting comfortably having been rushed to a medical facility after he momentarily lost consciousness following a collision late in the first half of the their Jamaica Premier League game against Tivoli Gardens at WesPow Park in Tucker, St James.

Barton, who had missed a number of games because of an ankle injury, challenged Tivoli Gardens’ Odean Pennycooke for a high ball and both players knocked heads and fell to the ground.

Barton fell heavily to the ground and was motionless before teammates rushed to his assistance and medical personnel at the game also attended to him.

Pennycooke was tended to but was able to continue playing.

The game was held up for about eight minutes before Barton was taken off the field by an ambulance and to a nearby medical facility.

The player had regained consciousness on the field and the medical personnel who accompanied him to the hospital told Jamaica Observer Online that he had responded well to a number of tests and was under observation.

He could not say, however, if Barton would be kept overnight.

Paul Reid

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