Former Rangers striker fractures skull and eye socket in horrific training ground accident

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Stirling Albion chairman Stuart Brown insists former Rangers striker Andy Little is in a stable condition after suffering a fractured skull and eye socket during a horrific training ground accident.

Little sustained the serious injuries in a clash of heads with a team-mate on Tuesday evening as Dave Mackay’s side were preparing for Saturday’s League Two visit of Cowdenbeath.

After being treated by club doctor Andrew Deeley and physio Kenny Crichton, the Northern Ireland cap was rushed to Forth Valley Royal Hospital and then subsequently transferred to Edinburgh.

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Shaken by the ‘scary’ incident, Brown insists the 27-year-old is now ‘out of danger’ and has vowed that Albion will do all they can to assist the player back to health.

Brown said: “I have been updated by the club medical staff that whilst this was a serious and scary incident, and Andy’s injuries are substantial, he is now comfortable and stable in hospital and out of danger.

“His injuries are a fractured skull and eye socket and clearly he faces a long journey to recovery. I spoke to Andy’s mum, in Ireland, earlier on Wednesday and she and his dad are making plans to travel to Scotland.

“I have assured her that SAFC will do everything necessary to assist Andy back to full health.

“I can’t thank our club doctor Andrew Deeley, our physio Kenny Crichton and the paramedics enough for their swift and expert attention.

“It is especially comforting that within our club we have personnel that have both the skills and dedication to handle such, hopefully rare, situations.”

Little only joined the Binos in February following a frustrating two-and-a-half-years at English Premiership side Preston and has made five substitute appearances for Mackay’s side.

The marksman came through the Rangers youth academy and made 48 league starts for the club between 2008 and 2014.

 
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