"I have played with Youssef for many years and I know he would not do anything like this on purpose.
"There was no intent at all and Youssef is very concerned for Colin Healy.
"Colin is a young player who has worked very hard to get where he is and to earn his contract at Sunderland. I am sure he will recover from this.
"It was not as much what I saw as what I heard. There was a loud crack and I was praying it was just a clash of shin pads."