A-League boss Greg O’Rourke defended the shortage of an ambulance being on standby at AAMI after Adelaide midfielder was compelled to attend greater than quarter-hour after struggling a horrendous leg damage in his crew’s 3-3 draw with Melbourne Metropolis on Sunday.
Juande, 36, was rushed to hospital after tackling Metropolis substitute Florin Berenguer within the 69th minute earlier than Jamie Maclaren’s stoppage-time penalty salvaged a draw for the house aspect.
The sport was delayed for greater than 35 minutes due to Juande’s damage as he waited for an ambulance to reach.
Juande was stabilised with an emotional Javi Lopez by his Spanish compatriot’s aspect at some point of on-field therapy earlier than paramedics handled the midfielder.
Adelaide assistant coach Mark Milligan mentioned the ambulance arriving greater than quarter-hour after the stunning damage wasn’t overly regarding.
“It’s by no means good, we’ve to be sure that Juande is sorted correctly,” Milligan mentioned.
“Not involved (concerning the delay) as a result of they’re doing (treating the damage) it correctly, in order that’s the principle factor.
“It takes so long as it takes. “We’ll take care of the opposite (Reds) gamers as soon as Juande is sorted in the very best approach.
“Melbourne Metropolis and their medical workers have sorted us in the very best approach.
“Soccer generally has to take a again seat.”
Adelaide star Craig Goodwin mentioned all of the gamers have been nonetheless in shock after the damage.
“Our hearts are with Juande for the time being,” Goodwin mentioned.
“It’s exhausting to select your self up after that and a foolish mistake proper on the finish price us all factors.”
The incident was made worse by the shortage of an ambulance however A-Leagues O‘Rourke advised the TV broadcast that it was not a requirement to have an ambulance at A-League video games.
“In Nov. 2018, static ambulance providers have been withdrawn by Ambulance Victoria and as a substitute Emergency Physicians have been put in on the stadium.
“Emergency Physicians are medical doctors who’ve specialised in Emergency Medication as specialist medical practitioners they’re able to present a better stage of care than a paramedic.
“That change was accredited by PFA in 2018 and has been coverage in Victoria ever since. In each different state, it stays coverage to have static ambulances.“
Adelaide had Metropolis on the ropes when Blackwood who was making his first begin since November scored after 34 seconds.
Marco Tilio’s mistimed try at clearing the ball contained in the field trickled to Adelaide’s Ethan Alagich earlier than he toed the leather-based to striker Blackwood. Blackwood side-footed the ball dwelling from 10m after changing Hiroshi Ibusuki who was benched.
Metropolis’s Finnish stopper Lam equalised within the twelfth minute, outjumping Goodwin and Blackwood on the close to publish earlier than nodding the ball into the again of the web from a Valon Berisha nook kick.
Kitto scored Adelaide’s second aim together with his head from a Javi Lopez flick-on on the close to publish from Goodwin’s nook within the seventeenth minute. Ibusuki entered the fray when Blackwood was compelled off the pitch with what seemed to be a knee damage when he landed awkwardly defending a nook within the twenty ninth minute.
Metropolis pressed exhausting for an equaliser earlier than the break, however Adelaide seemed to be snug sitting on the sting of the field as the house aspect saved possession and performed a number of triangular passes, with out troubling keeper Joe Gauci within the first half.
On the different finish of the pitch, Bos made a calamitous error when he squared a wild ball inside his personal field which became an help for Goodwin who blasted the ball dwelling from 8m within the forty third minute.
It was Goodwin’s fiftieth aim for Adelaide.
Leckie made it 3-2, scoring with a 22m drive which beat Gauci on the far publish after Adelaide’s defence backed off, permitting the Socceroo to shoot and not using a problem within the 52nd minute.
A-League Melbourne Metropolis 3 (Thomas Lam 12m, Mathew Leckie 52m, Jamie Maclaren 90m) Adelaide United 3 (George Blackwood 1m, Ryan Kitto 17m, Craig Goodwin 43m) at AAMI Park – Referee: Adam Kersey.