Hall On His Way Back

Last updated : 14 January 2009 By Covsupport News Service
Coventry City defender Marcus Hall is hoping to be back for the FA Cup game at Torquay United on Saturday week after a kick from Leon Best severed his septum in a training ground accident.

"I was jockeying Leon Best and I headed it out of play towards the goal-line and he went for a volley at the same time and hit me upwards on my nose," said Hall to the CT.

"It wasn't his studs but the end of his boot that split my nose and opened it up. I went down on the floor and I am not trying to sound hard or anything but it didn't really hurt that much and I wasn't thinking it was that bad. But then I saw the blood and I am not exaggerating, but it was pouring out - I think that it what shocked most people.

"At first I thought I had broken my nose. Blood was coming out of my nostrils so I squeezed my nose but that was just opening the hole up even more and making it bleed more.

"I went to the University Hospital and saw the Ear,Nose And Throat Specialist and he pulled my nose back down and stitched it together and I think he has done a pretty good job.

"It has to be two weeks from the incident before I can play so that means I can't play this weekend but I should be OK for the Torquay game."