England's Greenwood stretchered off after head injury against Belgium


Alex Greenwood was carried off on a stretcher after being involved in a clash of heads during England's Nations League match against Belgium in Leuven.

Defender Greenwood collided with Belgian forward Jassina Blom after 20 minutes, leaving both players down on the turf.

Greenwood received treatment - including oxygen - on the field for about 13 minutes before being placed on a stretcher and taken off, with Jess Carter coming on as her replacement. Blom was able to continue with a head bandage and was eventually substituted in the 74th minute.

Speaking after England's 3-2 defeat, manager Sarina Wiegman said: "Alex Greenwood is fine. I've not spoken to her or the doctor. She is walking around and is okay, but she has a concussion. It is good news that she's walking and doing fine."

Having been a goal down at the time of the incident via Laura De Neve's free-kick, the Lionesses turned things around through goals from Lucy Bronze and Fran Kirby putting them 2-1 up heading into first-half stoppage time.

Belgium captain Tessa Wullaert (45+6), however, scored the first of her two goals just before the break to level for the hosts. And grabbed the vital winner from the penalty spot Georgia Stanway's handball with five minutes of normal time remaining.

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