Weston-super-Mare referee stretchered off in League Two match after nasty collision with Plymouth Argyle striker

PUBLISHED: 15:08 31 October 2016 | UPDATED: 15:37 31 October 2016

Kevin Johnson.

Kevin Johnson.


A referee from Weston-super-Mare will be out of the game for 'a few weeks' after he suffered injuries in a League Two match between Plymouth Argyle and Colchester United on Saturday.

Kevin Johnson collided with Plymouth striker Jimmy Spencer during the match and was unable to get to his feet – prompting fears he had been knocked unconscious.

However, he was then safely stretchered off the pitch in a neck brace and transported to Derriford Hospital.

A spokesman for the English Football League told the Mercury Mr Johnson has now left hospital but has ‘some blurred vision’ and ‘ligament damage’ to his neck.

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