Wrexham’s Paul Mullin hospitalized with a PUNCTURED LUNG after a brutal collision with Manchester United goalkeeper Nathan Bishop left him needing oxygen on the field
- The 28-year-old was struck in the kidney region as he chased for a through ball
- The extent of the injury is not known ahead of Wrexham’s Aug. 5 season opener
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Wrexham’s star forward Paul Mullim was hospitalized with a punctured lung after a brutal challenge by Manchester United goalkeeper Nathan Bishop in Tuesday’s friendly in San Diego.
The ESPN broadcast between the two UK clubs revealed the goal scorer was going to be officially checked out at a San Diego hospital after the brutal collision with Bishop.
And Wrexham coach Phil Parkinson confirmed the bad news about his top goalscorer after the game.
Both were attempting to reach the ball first at the edge of the penalty area before Bishop bumped into Mullin’s kidney region.
The 28-year-old rolled in agony before Wrexham medics came to his aid. Naturally, he was substituted from the game.
Paul Mullin has given Wrexham a scare during its preseason match against Manchester United
The star striker collided fiercely with United’s young goalkeeper – who received a yellow card
A stretcher and a cart were sent out to Mullin, but he opted to walk off with assistance from medics and the oxygen mask hanging around his neck — before later leaving the stadium
Scarily, he stayed down for around eight minutes – and ultimately sat back up after using an oxygen mask.
A stretcher and a cart were sent out to Mullin, but he opted to walk off with assistance from medics and the oxygen mask hanging around his neck.
While the extent of the injury is not yet known, there is concern as to whether Mullin will be fit for the club’s League Two opener vs. MK Dons on August 5.
Surprisingly, Bishop was booed by the Wrexham fans in attendance at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego.
The 23-year-old, who signed with the Red Devils from Southend United in 2020, received a yellow card for his part in the coming together.
Mullin’s injury aside, the night is proving a positive one for the Welsh club — who currently lead Man United 3-1.
The game is third of four on the team’s US tour, owned by actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. Incidentally, McElhenney was at the game in southern California.