Collins injury not serious
John Toshack has been awarded a reprieve after James Collins' injury was not as bad as first thought.
Last Updated: 04/09/10 3:59pm
Wales boss John Toshack has been awarded a reprieve after it was revealed that defender James Collins' injury was not as bad as first thought.
The Aston Villa centre-back was apparently elbowed in the face during his country's 1-0 defeat by Montenegro in their Euro 2012 qualifier on Friday.
Miodrah Dzudovic was the offender in the second half of the game in Podgorica in a challenge that left Collins in hospital with facial injuries.
The 27-year-old suffered a severe black eye but had not fractured a cheekbone or a broken nose as originally feared by Toshack following the game.
Collins will now return to Villa after leaving hospital on Saturday morning and will be assessed by club doctors over whether he will be able to play against Stoke a week on Monday.
Wolves midfielder David Edwards was disappointed with the result, highlighting that his team did not appear to get the rub of the green in the game when they needed it most.
"It's another disappointing night and we've got to do better," he said.
"When we come to places like this we've got to get results.
"I think we deserved a bit better from the game, but at the end of the day it's down to us to get the result.
"On the other side of the coin we didn't get much luck.
"We had all the effort but maybe lacked that bit of devilment.
"Once they got their goal it was always going to be hard to break them down.
"That was a catalogue of things. We lost the ball high up the pitch and we missed a couple of tackles and it ended up in our net.
"It was a shame because I thought we started the game quite well in the first 15 minutes and then they started to catch us on the break.
"But we battled well and we started to create a few chances towards the end."