Parry plays down Momo fears
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rick Parry has played down fears Momo Sissoko's eye injury could be career threatening.
Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry has played down fears that Momo Sissoko's eye injury could be career threatening.
Sissoko suffered a serious eye injury during Liverpool's 1-0 defeat to Benfica on Tuesday.
The Mali international was forced to spend a night in hospital with the problem after it was revealed he suffered damage to the retina in his right eye.
Portuguese doctor Joao Paco, clinical director of the hospital which treated the midfielder in Lisbon, raised fears over Sissoko's future suggesting that he may lose sight in his eye.
Parry has moved to ease the concerns and insists it is too early to say what the full extent of the injury is.
"We don't want to sound too pessimistic because it's too early to tell," Parry told the club's website.
"What Momo needs right now is our support and the best care he can get.
"His right eye is closed down and it's been difficult to assess the damage because of the swelling and bleeding.
"However, it's too early to jump to conclusions. Obviously this is a very traumatic time for Momo and the club is in constant contact with his family and representatives. It's a very nasty injury.
"He's now in London being treated by the best specialists in the country."