On-loan Rangers midfielder Greg Docherty remains in hospital with an eye injury after taking a ball to the face in Shrewsbury Town’s weekend draw with Bristol Rovers.
The on-form 22-year-old was barely on the pitch half an hour before he had to be substituted by the Shrews. Docherty had complained of “blurred vision” after initially continuing.
On Shrewsbury’s Official Twitter page they took the opportunity to update supporters on Doc’s condition. Whilst he has seen a eye specialist, the club assure supporters that he Is “recovering well”.
GREG DOCHERTY: Quick update, he’s sustained an eye injury and was seen by a specialist in the Bristol Eye Hospital on Saturday, he has been reviewed by a specialist at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital this morning. He’s recovering well #salop pic.twitter.com/SDuNcm9rVQ
— Shrewsbury Town FC (@shrewsweb) February 11, 2019
If being pelted with a ball to the face wasn’t bad enough, the vehicle taking Docherty to A&E was also pelted by objects as it made its way to the hospital.
The car, which was covered in Shrewsbury Town insignia, was attacked as Docherty was being transferred from the stadium. It’s something which Shrewsbury boss Sam Ricketts has expressed his disappointment with.
“Doch had some bleeding in his eye, he wanted to carry on. But as it went on he started to struggle with vision,” Ricketts told the Shropshire Star.
“Doch’s left early to go to the eye hospital. I’m a bit disappointed with how the vehicle was treated taking him with objects thrown when they’re trying to leave the ground and get to hospital.”
You can also read our report on that incident HERE.
Docherty has been on fine form before eye injury
Greg Docherty has been on superb form for Shrewsbury Town this season. He has eight goals and nine assists in 35 games from midfield for the Shrews this year. Docherty also almost inspired a cup upset against Premier League Wolves earlier in the year.
It shows just how closely Rangers fans have been keeping up with his progress this season and they’ll be wishing him a speedy recovery from this eye injury as he looks to save 22nd placed Shrewsbury from relegation this season.