Adam Yates undergoes three and a half hours surgery

Adam Yates undergoes three and a half hours surgery

Sky Sports report that defender Adam Yates is back at home following reconstructive surgery on his face.

Yates was injured in a reserve game after a freak collision with his own goalkeeper Sam Hornby

The operation, which lasted three and a half hours, reconstructed his eye socket after it dropped five millimetres, reset a broken nose and realigned his upper jaw.

The 34-year-old also had his dislocated thumb and broken wrist reset, but he requires further surgery on his cheekbone and eyes in the New Year.

Yates is still suffering from double vision because his eyes are out of line.

Manager Neil Aspin, who called it the worst football injury he has ever seen, has promised that the club will stand by Yates until he has made a full recovery.

OVF viewers have sent messages of support to the long-serving defender as he continues his rehabilitation.

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