Vaughan fears eased
By Andrew Scurr
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
James Vaughan suffered a severed artery during Everton's 1-1 draw with Bolton.
Everton striker James Vaughan suffered a severed artery during The Toffees' 1-1 draw with Bolton at The Reebok Stadium.
The 18-year-old had to be stretchered off in the second-half after going down inside the Bolton box in extreme pain, and was later taken to hospital.
Initial fears were that Vaughan, who is no stranger to injuries having spent 15 months on the sidelines already in his young career, had suffered serious damage.
However, Everton manager David Moyes was relieved to learn the severity of the injury was not as bad as initially thought.
"When I saw Andy (Johnson) shout over I thought 'this is really bad'," Moyes told Sky Sports. "It is bad, he's severed an artery.
"The doctors have sewn him up and sent him to hospital and we'll wait and see how he gets on.
"This is a tough boy so he'll probably want to play next week."
Vaughan had earlier cancelled out Kevin Davies' opener to secure a vital point for Everton in the race for the European spots at the end of the season.
"I'm pleased, pleased that the players showed character to get back in the game," Moyes said.
"Bolton when they go in front they don't lose many so for us to come back from there was good."
Bolton's goal came from a miscommunication in the Everton backline, as Joleon Lescott failed to push out with the rest of the defence.
And Moyes added: "We were really disappointed because the one thing you don't do at Bolton is give them soft goals because they make you work really hard for anything you get here."