Sodje released from hospital
Gillingham defender Efe Sodje has been released from hospital after suffering a sickening head injury.
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 19/11/07 12:10pm
Gillingham defender Efe Sodje has been released from hospital after suffering a sickening head injury in the 2-1 defeat to Yeovil.
Sodje collided with Yeovil striker Lloyd Owusu and dropped in and out of consciousness before he was taken off on a stretcher in the 27th minute.
But Gills boss Mark Stimson has now expressed his relief after Sodje was checked over by doctors and given a clean bill of health.
"It was a nasty one and a painful one for Sodj," Stimson told the club's official website.
"He has been stitched up at the hospital and has a nasty gash across his left eye.
"It was a sickening injury - fortunately he is okay now and that is good news for us all."
First-team coach Iffy Onuora has left Gillingham by mutual consent.
Onuora, who had two spells with The Gills as a player, joined the backroom staff at The Priestfield Stadium in pre-season.
He was placed in temporary charge of first-team affairs following Ronnie Jepson's departure in September, but the arrival of Stimson and assistant Scott Barrett has paved the way for him to leave.
"Iffy did a good job for the club but we felt it was time to change things," said Stimson.
"Scott Barrett and I have always worked together and I think the players only need to listen to two voices.
"Sometimes it becomes more difficult and they can make excuses if they are given too many instructions."