Previous
Ajax Amsterdam
AEK Athens
3
0
FT
Game Details
Shakhtar Donetsk
TSG Hoffenheim
2
2
FT
Game Details
Benfica
Bayern Munich
0
2
FT
Game Details
Manchester City
Lyon
1
2
FT
Game Details
Real Madrid
AS Roma
3
0
FT
Game Details
Viktoria Plzen
CSKA Moscow
2
2
FT
Game Details
Valencia
Juventus
0
2
FT
Game Details
Young Boys
Manchester United
0
3
FT
Game Details
Next
 By Chris Wright

Barnsley keeper Nick Townsend's bizarre injury after fighting teammate

Barnsley goalkeeper Nick Townsend was involved in a training ground bust-up with teammate Dimitri Cavare.

With a tense derby against Sheffield United on the cards this weekend, Barnsley have confirmed that they'll be heading into the match without their goalkeeper.

Unfortunately, Nick Townsend suffered a broken finger during a training session earlier in the week -- although it sounds as though the injury was entirely preventable.

As confirmed by Tykes head coach Jose Morais, Townsend fractured his digit after getting embroiled in a fist fight with a teammate, namely defender Dimitri Cavare.

"It was a duel between two players that resulted in him breaking his finger," Morais told BBC Radio Sheffield.

"I'm not frustrated. If I could give a pair of gloves to both of them and say 'start to fight', they have a fair fight, and it would result in a better shape for the team and a better atmosphere."

Townsend had started eight of Barnsley's previous 10 matches before surrendering his place to the more senior Adam Davies.

Now the former is expected to be ruled out until the end of the season as his side continue to battle against impending relegation from the Championship.

Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.