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sport news Port Vale defender Adam Yates suffers 'horrendous' injury

Port Vale defender Adam Yates must wait to see if he has suffered any long-term damage after a collision with a team-mate left him with a horrific series of injuries.

The 34-year-old, from Werrington, Staffordshire, suffered a fractured nose, cheekbones and eye sockets as well as a broken upper jaw and wrist during a clash with goalkeeper Sam Hornby in a reserve match.

Yates has also had to have to have stitches above and under his left eye and must wait to find out if there has been long-term damage to his vision.

Port Vale defender Adam Yates was taken to hospital after the sickening collision

Port Vale defender Adam Yates was taken to hospital after the sickening collision

Yates was playing in a reserve game against Morecambe on the Valiants' Bycars training pitch when he collided with Hornbyas they both went for a loose ball.

Yates was kept in hospital in Tuesday night before being released on Wednesday. Yates is the Valiants' longest-serving player having made 248 appearances since he joined the club in 2009.

He missed the whole of last season after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury and spent plenty of that time helping the club's community scheme.

Yates said: 'I would like to thank everybody who has contacted me and sent their support in regards to my recent injury.

The 34-year-old must wait to see if he has suffered any long-term damage

The 34-year-old must wait to see if he has suffered any

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