An official source in the second division football club confirmed that the Villafrancois players, who had to leave Monday’s match with Mafra, were in a stable condition.
Right-back Edo Machado, 31, left the match at the end of the first half of Round 4 – which would have ended with Mafra winning 1-0 – with complaints in his head, particularly around his right eye, and was taken by ambulance to the Hospital de Santa Maria in Lisbon. .
In the 82nd minute, it was the turn of the Senegalese central Mendy to cause panic at the local Parque Desportivo stadium in Mafra, when he fell alone and away from the dispute for the ball. The 26-year-old immediately received assistance on the field and ended up leaving on a stretcher for the ambulance, which took him to the same hospital unit with his teammate, the reasons for his fall are currently unknown.
According to an official source in Vilafranquense, Mendy is “stable” just like Edu Machado, who is “also stable” and is undergoing a CT scan and other tests to confirm the true condition of his right eye. The same source added that at the present time, there are no indications of the players entering the hospital under observation.
The match between Mafra and Villafrancoense, for the fourth round of the second Spanish League, ended with the victory of the hosts thanks to Andrezinho’s goal in the first minute of the match. With this result, Mafra climbed to second place, with nine points, one point behind the leader Rio Avenue (10), while Villafrancoense finished last, adding one point in four rounds.
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