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Beto is out of hospital after being given the “all clear” having been knocked unconscious in the closing stages of today's win over Nottingham Forest at Goodison Park.

Earlier, Sean Dyche had confirmed that the striker was conscious and responding to the Club's medical staff before being being taken to hospital as a precaution.

Beto had come on as a 67th-minute substitute for Dominic Calvert-Lewin who had picked up a knock to his knee but he was poleaxed in a collision with Morgan Gibbs-White during stoppage time, leaving team-mates turning away in horror.

He was eventually stretchered off the pitch and gave the crowd a thumbs-up to reassure them that he was okay and he later posted on Instagram, saying: "Everything [is] ok now. Time to sleep."

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Earlier, Dyche had said after the game: "It's too early from a medical perspective, but the early signs are very good.

"He had come around and he was speaking to the physios and the medical team so that's good news at this early stage.

"We hope for news over the next 24-48 hours."

While his scans were clear, a concussion has not been confirmed but it is likely that the striker will fall under the Premier League's protocols for head injuries and miss both Wednesday's Merseyside derby and the clash with Brentford on Saturday.

Dyche also commented on Nottingham Forest's bizarre decision to post a strongly-worded statement on social media decrying the fact that neither referee, Anthony Taylor, nor Video Assistant Referee, Stuart Attwell, saw fit to award them any of three possible penalties in the game.

The East Midlands club complained that the Premier League failed to heed their "warning" that Attwell was a fan of relegation rivals, Luton Town, and insinuated that the VAR was biased in his decision-making.

“I don’t know about that for a team that has only had two penalties in the season so far,” Dyche said on Sky Sports. “I am not going to start crying about penalties I can assure you. We have had plenty not given.

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“VAR is there to do its job, they have voted it’s not a penalty, that’s the way it goes. I am not going to start crying about having knocks. You know, we have had a few here this season.

"That baffles me if you are looking at the bigger picture of what we are working towards and what we are having to deal with. That’s the way it goes, we haven’t had them go for us [either].”


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Peter Carpenter
1 Posted 21/04/2024 at 18:36:17
How is Beto? Any news?
Pat Kelly
2 Posted 21/04/2024 at 18:41:48
Peter, he said he can't remember anything about his hat-trick today.
Pat Kelly
3 Posted 21/04/2024 at 18:44:20
Good news!
Dale Self
4 Posted 21/04/2024 at 18:45:32
Thank fuck for that. Guilt free celebration mode on.
Jack Convery
5 Posted 21/04/2024 at 19:19:58
Get well soon, Big Man.

Will DCL be ok for the RS? Or will we use Chermiti?

Danny O’Neill
6 Posted 21/04/2024 at 19:38:10
I hope he is well. It didn't look good at the the time. No movement whatsoever and it took a long time for the medical staff to treat him.
Robert Tressell
7 Posted 21/04/2024 at 19:51:48
Good news for Beto. Shame because he was having a positive impact, holding up the ball and causing them some problems. But hopefully he is not seriously hurt. DCL, Chermiti and Danjuma will have to get us through the next couple of games.
Mike Hayes
8 Posted 21/04/2024 at 20:47:47
Posted on his Instagram that he’s ok and thanked everyone for the support - good news but will he be available on Wednesday
Graham Quick
9 Posted 21/04/2024 at 20:52:30
Beto has been released from hospital, likely to miss the next two games though under PL protocols for head injuries
Mike Gaynes
10 Posted 21/04/2024 at 21:03:04
Graham, he was knocked unconscious. He'll be out more than six days for sure.
Graham Quick
11 Posted 21/04/2024 at 21:12:51
Mike, Well considering the next game he would be available for will be Luton on May 3rd, then he will be cleared to play by the PL by then.
Tony Abrahams
12 Posted 21/04/2024 at 21:14:03
That’s bad news Mike, because I heard the first words he spoke when he was asked his name in the ambulance, was that I’m Didier Drogba!
Mike Gaynes
13 Posted 21/04/2024 at 21:20:16
Tony, Drogba is 46. I'd rather have Beto dreaming that he's Ellis Simms!
Colin Glassar
14 Posted 21/04/2024 at 21:22:32
Tony, Dyche should do a Cloughie and tell Beto he’s fat Ronaldo if he’s feeling a bit confused.
Jerome Shields
15 Posted 21/04/2024 at 22:12:40
Glad to hear that Beto is getting out of hospital.He will have had a MIR Brain Scan to make sure that he has no blood clots.The fact he got out of hospital will mean that was clear, but there can be some bleeding and of course his Brain could have been jolted about a bit, to the extent that he lost consciousness.It won't be till after three days that he may develop Concussion.He will have been given a list of 15 symptoms by the hospital to watch out for.The symptoms are both Clinic and Psychological.Hopefully he does not develop Concussion, because his symptoms will last two weeks minimum. If they go beyond that the milestones are 1 month_ three months 6 months and 2 years. Normally after three months it becomes known as Post Concussion symdrome.It is long term rehabilitation if this stage is reached, which Sports people fine particularly difficult to recover from.The reason for the two week protocol is that there if a head Injury is sustained, it is essential that further worsening of the injury is avoided, which could cause permanent disability.

Good Luck and Best Wishes to Beto.

Si Cooper
16 Posted 21/04/2024 at 22:22:34
Looked really bad; player face down and unmoving for ages, other players apparently very uncomfortable to be nearby.
Hopefully it just means he’s got a bit of a glass jaw and was sparked out from a direct but fairly moderate blow that hasn’t done any real damage.
For me the player is an honest, if limited, professional and could yet play a significant part this season.
George Stuart
17 Posted 21/04/2024 at 23:28:46
Very glad that's he's ok in the first instance. Go well young man.

That said, any number of quips come to mind about Wednesday.

Play him anyway as the lone striker.
He'll see less of the ball than those in the stands.
We all know what the derby tactics will be, keep the score down.
Maybe hack a few chunks out of the RS for spite. It's who we are now.

Jay Harris
18 Posted 22/04/2024 at 01:40:03
A friend who was near the incident in the crowd said Gibbs-White came in late and jumped into him.

That along with the sour grapes make me hope them and Luton go down and Burnley stay up although, with Luton away coming up, I feel we need at least another 3 points.

Jerome Shields
19 Posted 22/04/2024 at 05:12:24

The scan is known as a MRI scan, not a MIR scan. Apologies.

A lot depends on where he was hit on the head. Everyone's concussion is different. That is if concussion develops.

Jack Convery
20 Posted 22/04/2024 at 05:58:48
Gibbs-White got away with two red cards. His first was an elbow on Garner, where Branthwaite got booked for having a go at the awful Anthony Taylor, and the second was his non-challenge for the ball on Beto, which resulted in Beto being carried off.

I would have sympathy for clubs with VAR issues if they all stuck up for each other but they don't. Calvert-Lewin and Garner should have had penalties recently and we didn't get them.

Forest may regret their rant – they have their appeal soon! They got off lightly in my opinion at the original hearing...

Richard Lyons
21 Posted 22/04/2024 at 10:06:45
Good news for Beto. Get well soon!

Re: the Forest tweet... Surely that constitutes "bringing the game into disrepute" and should therefore be punished?

Also, if the VAR is indeed a Luton fan, I should think he would have wanted the match result to be a draw, not a win for either side. So it would have made sense for one of those penalties to have been given.

The third one should have been given though... and we would still have won.

Derek Knox
22 Posted 22/04/2024 at 12:37:07
You never like to see a player injured, whether he plays for us or not, but glad he is making a decent recovery with no lasting effects.
James Marshall
23 Posted 22/04/2024 at 13:08:44
This from the Premier League:

The FA and Premier League have set out clear 'return to play' guidelines for players who are suspected to have suffered concussion. Essentially, no player will be allowed to return for a competitive game for at least six days.

There is no blood test or scan which can diagnose concussion. Diagnosis is made on the basis of history and examination.

The guidelines work on a step-by-step basis, with a player only allowed to progress a step every 24 hours - although this process can often take longer. The steps are: No physical activity, light aerobic exercise, sport-specific exercise, non-contact training drills, full contact training, return to play (after an all-clear from the club's medical officer).

Jim Burns
24 Posted 22/04/2024 at 18:19:29
Horrible collision for sure and so glad when I saw the thumbs up. Whatever his limitations, he's a real trier and God knows we need every one of them over the next few weeks!

Jay & Jack – from the Upper Bullens, it looked a clear foul. Gibbs-White seemed to jump slightly later and into him.
Unsuprisingly, Taylor was a couple of yards away with a clear view but saw nothing.

Surprised he didn't yellow card Beto – he was on a mission to book all 11 in blue.

Ed Prytherch
25 Posted 22/04/2024 at 18:50:15
Concussions vary greatly. I was unconscious twice after motorcycle accidents. I felt fine later in the day after the first one but I was still affected 2 months after the second. I have a friend who crashed heavily in a race car at Sebring and he woke up as the medical helicopter landed in Orlando. He was forced to retire from his job as a bank executive.

The fact that Beto was only out for a couple of minutes is encouraging.

Mal van Schaick
26 Posted 23/04/2024 at 03:52:20
I hope he is okay, but there might be a bit of irony in that 777 Partners are pulling out and Beto gets injured.

If things happen in threes, then perhaps Young will be out for the rest of the season, and then out of the door.

Mike Gaynes
27 Posted 23/04/2024 at 04:50:56
#26, your pleasure in Beto's injury is noted by everybody here.

Obviously your past concussion was permanent.

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