Forest Green Rovers’ Jamille Matt sustains sickening hand injury against Bolton with his fingers bending out of shape following accidental collision… leaving the striker visibly distressed
- Jamille Matt sustained the horror injury in the opening minutes of clash vs Bolton
- After an accidental collision with MJ Williams, Matt’s fingers bent out of shape
- Forest Green Rovers star was clearly distressed and was taken off on a stretcher
- Bolton ended up winning the League Two encounter 1-0 away from home
There was a sickening moment early on in Forest Green Rovers’ League Two clash with Bolton when Jamille Matt sustained a gruesome hand injury.
Matt started up front for Forest Green but after just six minutes his match came to an end following an accidental collision with Bolton’s MJ Williams on Saturday.
After the clash, the 31-year-old Jamaican’s fingers appeared to be bent out of shape – with sickening images showing the extent of the damage.
Jamille Matt sustained a sickening hand injury during Forest Green Rovers’ clash with Bolton
The 31-year old is treated by medics at the New Lawn Stadium on Saturday afternoon
The striker, whose fingers bent out of shape, was taken off on a stretcher after the collision
The striker was left visibly distressed by the injury and after treatment on the pitch, Matt was subsequently taken off on a stretcher.
Matt was replaced by Josh Davison with just six minutes on the clock at the New Lawn Stadium on Saturday.
The injury inevitably shocked fans watching the game, and many took to social media afterwards to comment on what they had just witnessed.
One fan wrote: ‘2 minutes into Forest Green vs #BWFC and Jamille Matt looks like he’s broke every finger in his hand. One of the most disgusting injuries I’ve seen in a while.’
Shocked fans took to social media after the game to comment on what they had witnessed
A Rovers fan commented: ‘The TV curse continues… Five minutes in and our top scorer is being stretchered off with a nasty injury. That’s a massive blow for Rovers so early on into the game. Hopefully it’s not as bad as it looks for Jamille Matt and he can have a swift recovery.’
‘That Jamille Matt injury is horrific’, another shocked fan wrote while someone else added: ‘That Jamille Matt injury oh my god.’
Another said that the injury ‘has just ruined my day’, while another fan described it as ‘horrific’.
It was a huge match for Forest Green and Bolton with both teams chasing automatic promotion to League One.
But it was the visitors Bolton who claimed all three points in the end with a 1-0 victory thanks to Eoin Doyle’s goal in the 39th minute.
The victory means Bolton leapfrogged Rovers into third, and are now sitting just one point adrift of Cambridge United in the final automatic promotion spot.
It was an afternoon to forget for Matt, who headed into the game enjoying his best season in front of goal.
Matt, who has previously played for the likes of Fleetwood, Blackpool and Newport County, has netted 15 goals this season.
Eoin Doyle scored the only goal of the game for Bolton as they secured a 1-0 victory