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FOOTBALL: Milton's Tyler suffers double jaw fracture
11:00am Monday 16th September 2013 in Headlines
Milton United’s Ross Tyler suffered a double fracture of the jaw in an off-the-ball incident against Henley Town on Saturday.
It happened in the second-half of their Uhlsport Hellenic League Division 1 East match at The Heights.
No mention of the incident was made by the referee in his report and Milton’s match secretary, Craig Selby, said the club would not be pressing charges.
Tyler is in the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where he will have surgery to insert metal plates.
Selby said Tyler, who is in his late 20s, is expected to be out of action for between ten and 12 weeks.
Milton won the match 3-0 with goals from Patrick Howe, Robert Joyce and Daniel Cox-Rogers which put them up to third in the table.
Henley were reduced to ten men when Brett Rann was sent off in the second half for collecting a second yellow card.
The victory was dedicated to manager Paul Bedwell’s young daughter who was in hopsital after suffering a head injury in a fall.
So assistant managerMarcus Brown stepped in to take charge of the team in his absence.
Brown said the players, management and staff would be holding a charity event to raise funds for the injured Tyler.
“Milton are insured for this sort of incident with the Hellenic League, but he’s going to be off work for several weeks.
“He’s a nice lad and we wanted to do somtheing to help.”
He added: “We’re not happy with what happened, but we’re not like that at Milton.
“We won’t be pressing charges.”
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