A-League boss Greg O’Rourke defended the dearth of an ambulance being on standby at AAMI after Adelaide midfielder was compelled to attend greater than quarter-hour after struggling a horrendous leg damage in his crew’s 3-3 draw with Melbourne City on Sunday.
Juande, 36, was rushed to hospital after tackling City substitute Florin Berenguer within the 69th minute earlier than Jamie Maclaren’s stoppage-time penalty salvaged a draw for the house facet.
The sport was delayed for greater than 35 minutes due to Juande’s damage as he waited for an ambulance to reach.
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Juande was stabilised with an emotional Javi Lopez by his Spanish compatriot’s facet in the course of on-field therapy earlier than paramedics handled the midfielder.
Adelaide assistant coach Mark Milligan mentioned the ambulance arriving greater than quarter-hour after the surprising damage wasn’t overly regarding.
“It’s by no means good, we now have to make it possible for Juande is taken care of correctly,” Milligan mentioned.
“Not involved (concerning the delay) as a result of they’re doing (treating the damage) it correctly, in order that’s the principle factor.
“It takes so long as it takes. “We’ll take care of the opposite (Reds) gamers as soon as Juande is taken care of in the very best manner.
“Melbourne City and their medical employees have taken care of us in the very best manner.
“Football generally has to take a again seat.”
Juande of Adelaide United is seen after breaking his leduring the spherical 14 A-League Men’s match between Melbourne City and Adelaide United at AAMI Park, on January 29, 2023, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
Adelaide star Craig Goodwin mentioned all of the gamers have been nonetheless in shock after the damage.
“Our hearts are with Juande in the intervening time,” Goodwin mentioned.
“It’s exhausting to select your self up after that and a foolish mistake proper on the finish price us all factors.”
The incident was made worse by the dearth of an ambulance however A-Leagues boss O‘Rourke advised the TV broadcast that it was not a requirement to have an ambulance at A-League video games.
“In Nov. 2018, static ambulance companies have been withdrawn by Ambulance Victoria and as a substitute Emergency Physicians have been put in on the stadium.
“Emergency Physicians are docs who’ve specialised in Emergency Medicine as specialist medical practitioners they can present the next stage of care than a paramedic.
“That change was permitted by PFA in 2018 and has been coverage in Victoria ever since. In each different state, it stays coverage to have static ambulances.“
Adelaide had City on the ropes when Blackwood who was making his first begin since November scored after 34 seconds.
Marco Tilio’s mistimed try at clearing the ball contained in the field trickled to Adelaide’s Ethan Alagich earlier than he toed the leather-based to striker Blackwood. Blackwood side-footed the ball dwelling from 10m after changing Hiroshi Ibusuki who was benched.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 29: Juande of Adelaide United is seen after breaking his leduring the spherical 14 A-League Men’s match between Melbourne City and Adelaide United at AAMI Park, on January 29, 2023, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
City’s Finnish stopper Lam equalised within the twelfth minute, outjumping Goodwin and Blackwood on the close to publish earlier than nodding the ball into the again of the web from a Valon Berisha nook kick.
Kitto scored Adelaide’s second aim together with his head from a Javi Lopez flick-on on the close to publish from Goodwin’s nook within the seventeenth minute. Ibusuki entered the fray when Blackwood was compelled off the pitch with what seemed to be a knee damage when he landed awkwardly defending a nook within the twenty ninth minute.
City pressed exhausting for an equaliser earlier than the break, however Adelaide seemed to be snug sitting on the sting of the field as the house facet stored possession and performed a number of triangular passes, with out troubling keeper Joe Gauci within the first half.
At the opposite finish of the pitch, Bos made a calamitous error when he squared a wild ball inside his personal field which changed into an help for Goodwin who blasted the ball dwelling from 8m within the forty third minute.
It was Goodwin’s fiftieth aim for Adelaide.
Leckie made it 3-2, scoring with a 22m drive which beat Gauci on the far publish after Adelaide’s defence backed off, permitting the Socceroo to shoot and not using a problem within the 52nd minute.
A-League Melbourne City 3 (Thomas Lam 12m, Mathew Leckie 52m, Jamie Maclaren 90m) Adelaide United 3 (George Blackwood 1m, Ryan Kitto 17m, Craig Goodwin 43m) at AAMI Park – Referee: Adam Kersey.
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