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 suffering a horrendous leg injury in his staff’s 3-3 draw with Melbourne Metropolis on Sunday.
Juande, 36, was rushed to hospital after tackling Metropolis 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 stated the ambulance arriving greater than quarter-hour after the stunning damage wasn’t overly regarding.
“It’s by no means good, we’ve got to guarantee that Juande is taken care of correctly,” Milligan stated.
“Not involved (in regards to 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 absolute best approach.
“Melbourne Metropolis and their medical employees have taken care of us in the absolute best approach.
“Soccer typically has to take a again seat.”
Adelaide star Craig Goodwin stated all of the gamers have been nonetheless in shock after the damage.
“Our hearts are with Juande in the meanwhile,” Goodwin stated.
“It’s laborious to choose your self up after that and a foolish mistake proper on the finish value us all factors.”
The incident was made worse by the dearth of an ambulance however A-Leagues boss O‘Rourke informed 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“In Nov. 2018, static ambulance companies have been withdrawn by Ambulance Victoria and as an alternative Emergency Physicians have been put in on the stadium.
“Emergency Physicians are docs who’ve specialised in Emergency Medication as specialist medical practitioners they’re able to present a better degree of care than a paramedic.
“That change was accepted 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 Metropolis 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 residence from 10m after changing Hiroshi Ibusuki who was benched.
Metropolis’s Finnish stopper Lam equalised within the twelfth minute, outjumping Goodwin and Blackwood on the close to put up earlier than nodding the ball into the again of the web from a Valon Berisha nook kick.
Kitto scored Adelaide’s second objective together with his head from a Javi Lopez flick-on on the close to put up 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.
Metropolis pressed laborious for an equaliser earlier than the break, however Adelaide seemed to be comfy 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.
On the different 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 residence from 8m within the forty third minute.
It was Goodwin’s fiftieth objective for Adelaide.
Leckie made it 3-2, scoring with a 22m drive which beat Gauci on the far put up after Adelaide’s defence backed off, permitting the Socceroo to shoot with no problem within the 52nd minute.
A-League Melbourne Metropolis 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.