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PSL fury at VV's attack on care

By Mark Gleeson | Apr 02, 2012 | COMMENTS [ 29 ]

THE Premier Soccer League plan to "throw the book" at Kaizer Chiefs coach Vladimir Vermezovic for alleging a lack of medical care at Premiership matches, but his club have gone on the offensive too, revealing dangerous shortfalls in treating unconscious goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune at the Moses Mabhida Stadium last week.

PSL officials say they plan this week to charge the Serbian-born coach with bringing the league into disrepute following his criticism of the attention Khune received from stadium personnel after a horror clash of heads with Lamontville Golden Arrows striker Thamsanqa Gabuza in last Wednesday's league clash.

But a detailed report on the incident from Chiefs doctor Shaheen Abraham, who took charge of Khune's care in the absence of stadium medical personnel, backs Vermezovic's assertions and could prove embarrassing to the PSL, who moved swiftly at the end of last week to counter the coach's claims but seem to have missed the point in a frenzy of press activity.

Chiefs are angry about an apparent failure in medical procedure immediately following the clash of heads and written to the league to assert: There was no oxygen brought onto the pitch nor offered to Khune by any of the stadium medical staff while he was lying prostrate on the pitch.

"He needed oxygen whilst he was unconscious and had laboured breathing as is basic emergency procedure," says Abraham.

The stretcher bearers had no knowledge of "head injury with loss of consciousness protocol", which translates into being unaware of the dangers of potential spinal injury and knowing not to move a player in case of potential paralysis. Abraham had to stop them from trying to move the unconscious goalkeeper.

Two players were knocked out but only one spinal board was brought on. Abraham stresses in his letter this was the only stretcher available.

Chiefs were not introduced to the stadium doctor nor the Advance Life Support personnel on site at any stage before or after the game.

Normal protocol in the case of player losing consciousness dictates resuscitation procedures, meaning an ALS pack be brought onto the pitch. This did not happen. Abraham had to accompany Khune to hospital, leaving the team without a doctor.

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I do not like VV's performance at Chiefs now. But his utterances regarding Khune's medical treatment should not be dismissed for the sake of showing power. He may be having a point.

Apr 02, 2012 7:48 | 0 replies

lesson1
show him PSL- show him psl- show him psl
show him PSL- show him psl- show him psl
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show him PSL- show him psl- show him psl

show him yo d i c k f@ggot

Apr 02, 2012 11:29 | 0 replies

@ Mhungumbye

Where do ucum from, were U stuck in a cave & saw Kaiser Chiefs Hollard advert and based yo facts on it. with yo side kick LESSON1 keng lalwaala nah? I knw its Monday mara gents common sense should still apply

Apr 02, 2012 11:31 | 0 replies

@Ruudboy
Ke laka leo dawg

Apr 02, 2012 11:37 | 0 replies

Some people ba gafa maan. The concern here is players safety n that's what we need to look at no matter who raise the concern. We don't nned to experience what was experienced in the English Premier last month.
If what VV ans Chiefs docter are saying are correct then PSL is at fault here. Psl medical team must be available and ready at all the time regardless of the seriousness of the injury and the injury Itumeleng khune and Thamsanqa Gabuza suffer at the said date can't be ignored as they are life threatened injuries.
All i can say now is lets wait for the refree's report and here the other site of the coin. Golden Arrows can as well give their report on the incident.


@Mhungumbye
@LESSON1
Obviously u guys are so ignorand but it will be ur tean oneday experiencing the same problem n i jst wonder which insurance company will u mention then.

Apr 02, 2012 11:42 | 0 replies

@Mhungumbye
@LESSON1
Obviously u guys are so ignorand but it will be ur tean oneday experiencing the same problem n i jst wonder which insurance company will u mention then.


Its comments from guys like you that should be blocked

Apr 02, 2012 11:48 | 0 replies

@letwadi
@manyobaa
@Ruudboy

Guys let's show respect to Khune & Philane Shange's injuries, that collision was accindetally. Chimpazees'pain is my pain but VV needs to focus on his job and live PSL alone.

Apr 02, 2012 11:51 | 0 replies

Lesson u dnt kwn what r talking abt ignorand fool,when some injured the is u dnt just pick up some1 u dnt just do that.

Apr 02, 2012 12:9 | 0 replies

@Mhungumbye
Why Arrows çoach is not complaining maar his player is the one who was bleeding profusely. PSL has deal with this attention seeker.
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Drama qeens sir- u rite
what's so special about Khune's head anyway

Apr 02, 2012 12:30 | 0 replies

@marambz
Lesson u dnt kwn what r talking abt ignorand fool,when some injured the is u dnt just pick up some1 u dnt just do that.
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it's 12:33- please wake up

Apr 02, 2012 12:31 | 0 replies

@Ruudboy
@Mhungumbye
@LESSON1
Obviously u guys are so ignorand but it will be ur tean oneday experiencing the same problem n i jst wonder which insurance company will u mention then.


Its comments from guys like you that should be blocked
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lets hope so

Apr 02, 2012 12:33 | 0 replies