Dundee Seeks Clarity on Mellon Incident: Uncovering the Truth
Dundee Football Club has raised “serious concerns” with the Scottish Football Association (SFA) regarding the handling of an incident during their recent Premiership match against St Johnstone. The incident involved Dundee striker Michael Mellon, who suffered a head injury that left him unconscious. Manager Tony Docherty described the injury as “almost life-endangering” and believes that play should have been stopped immediately.
During the match at Dens Park, Mellon collided heads with St Johnstone captain Liam Gordon. Referee David Munro did not halt play immediately, leading to criticism from Dundee. The game was eventually stopped when Dundee’s club doctor, Derek McCormack, rushed onto the pitch to provide medical attention. There was a significant delay while Mellon received treatment.
Fortunately, the 20-year-old striker has now been released from the hospital. Dundee FC has urged the SFA to take action following the incident. In a statement, the club expressed their concerns and highlighted the swift intervention of Dr. McCormack and the medical team, which stabilized Mellon’s condition before he was transferred to Ninewells Hospital Accident and Emergency Department. After receiving specialist investigations, he was discharged with appropriate head injury advice and will continue his recovery under the supervision of the club’s medical team, following concussion protocols.
The club is now writing to the SFA in strong terms to express their serious concerns about the failure to stop play immediately after the dreadful head clash. They believe that immediate attention should have been given to Mellon, and they expect appropriate action to be taken.
Despite the incident, Dundee managed to come from behind and secure a 2-1 victory over St Johnstone, thanks to a late header from Jordan McGhee. However, the focus remains on the handling of Mellon’s injury and the steps that need to be taken to prevent such incidents in the future.
The SFA has been approached for comment regarding the incident, and their response will be awaited with great interest.
In conclusion, Dundee FC’s concerns over the handling of Michael Mellon’s head injury during their match against St Johnstone have raised important questions about player safety and the need for immediate attention in such situations. The club has called on the SFA to take action and ensure that appropriate measures are in place to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. The focus now shifts to the SFA’s response and the steps they will take to address the concerns raised by Dundee FC.