West Ham keeper Stephen Henderson, currently on-loan at Championship Bournemouth, could miss most of the rest of the season after dislocating his shoulder in the 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest on Saturday.
Cherries physio Steve Hard paid tribute to the medical staff who aided Henderson in the immediate aftermath of the incident.
"When I ran on to the pitch, I knew straight away it was his shoulder and he was in agony," Hard told the Daily Echo.
"We have a signal we give to the dugout when we know it is serious and that means I need back up. Andrew Balderston, the Nottingham Forest physio, came on and helped me give him gas and air to get him settled. We couldn't put him on a stretcher until he had had some pain relief.
"The paramedics supported us and it was a good team effort. Everybody worked together to help put Stephen at ease.
"I thought the situation was dealt with very well and, under the circumstances, everything ran smoothly. I would like to thank everybody who helped."
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