Former U's striker suffers horrific injury

Gazette: Jamie Guy in his Colchester United days Jamie Guy in his Colchester United days

Former Colchester United striker Jamie Guy will undergo an operation to pin his leg after he suffered a horrific injury playing for Braintree Town.

Guy, who progressed through the youth ranks at the U's before leaving them last year, suffered a double open fractured leg, breaking his tibia and fibula, in Iron's 2-0 win at Eastleigh, in Blue Square Bet South.

The 23-year-old suffered the injury with the game 20 minutes old, when Eastleigh goalkeeper Gareth Barfoot crashed into him in the penalty area after he had poked the ball past him.

Referee Robert Mackay awarded a penalty and booked Barfoot, before Guy was eventually taken to a Southampton hospital following a lengthy delay.

Guy, who turned professional at Colchester in 2004 and went on to make 59 appearances for the U's scoring three goals, is expected to undergo an operation either today or tomorrow.

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8:38pm Sun 20 Feb 11

Boris says...

Very sorry to hear about Jamie's injury, hope he makes a full recovery and is able to get back to playing professional football again.
Very sorry to hear about Jamie's injury, hope he makes a full recovery and is able to get back to playing professional football again. Boris

9:54am Mon 21 Feb 11

Bwanna says...

So he deserved that, did he!!

Speedy recovery Jamie!
So he deserved that, did he!! Speedy recovery Jamie! Bwanna

9:58am Mon 21 Feb 11

Mr Anory. Jack says...

Ok guy`s, as I know nothing about football, I was left wondering just why an ex u`s player was now playing for what looked like a lesser club.
Thought I understood SD`s remarks, then along comes Bwanna`s...
Ok, back to..
as I know .....
someone explain about Jamie please..
no one "likes" a double fracture eh...
Ok guy`s, as I know nothing about football, I was left wondering just why an ex u`s player was now playing for what looked like a lesser club. Thought I understood SD`s remarks, then along comes Bwanna`s... Ok, back to.. as I know ..... someone explain about Jamie please.. no one "likes" a double fracture eh... Mr Anory. Jack

10:25am Mon 21 Feb 11

What's The Story? says...

Some people showing their class on this comments section.

Best wishes Jamie, hope you're up and playing soon.
Some people showing their class on this comments section. Best wishes Jamie, hope you're up and playing soon. What's The Story?

12:56pm Mon 21 Feb 11

SimonW says...

Never liked the guy but that is a nasty injury. Hope he makes a full recovery and is able to resume his career.
Never liked the guy but that is a nasty injury. Hope he makes a full recovery and is able to resume his career. SimonW

5:43pm Mon 21 Feb 11

romantic says...

ShadowReturns wrote:
Couldn't have happened to a nicer person, Jamie Guy is nothing more than a thug who seems to think he's special despite failing to achieve anything in a career which in it's early years looked very promising. Instead he'd rather lord it up around town with his gaggle of young girlies and mindless thugs.
Bit harsh, I think, SR. Not everybody makes it to the top level of football, that's always been the way. Wouldn't wish this sort of injury on anybody.
[quote][p][bold]ShadowReturns[/bold] wrote: Couldn't have happened to a nicer person, Jamie Guy is nothing more than a thug who seems to think he's special despite failing to achieve anything in a career which in it's early years looked very promising. Instead he'd rather lord it up around town with his gaggle of young girlies and mindless thugs.[/p][/quote]Bit harsh, I think, SR. Not everybody makes it to the top level of football, that's always been the way. Wouldn't wish this sort of injury on anybody. romantic

5:51pm Mon 21 Feb 11

snoswad says...

so jamie suffers a double fracture and the goalie is deemed to have fouled.
but a double fracture only warents a yellow.surely sending off.
jamie isn't a small bloke.

hope you recover quickly lad and get back on the pitch.

best wishes.
so jamie suffers a double fracture and the goalie is deemed to have fouled. but a double fracture only warents a yellow.surely sending off. jamie isn't a small bloke. hope you recover quickly lad and get back on the pitch. best wishes. snoswad

10:30pm Mon 21 Feb 11

6079 Smith W says...

Yes, some very harsh comments here. Still, as a lover of Chelmsford City, I hope the whole Braintree squad suffer some long term, though not career threatening injuries. Come on, what do you really want to see in the Conference? A good, entertaining, footballing team with a decent following, or the Cressing Roaders hoofball in front of two men and a dog? I wish Jamie all the best.
Up the City - wheel 'em in!
Yes, some very harsh comments here. Still, as a lover of Chelmsford City, I hope the whole Braintree squad suffer some long term, though not career threatening injuries. Come on, what do you really want to see in the Conference? A good, entertaining, footballing team with a decent following, or the Cressing Roaders hoofball in front of two men and a dog? I wish Jamie all the best. Up the City - wheel 'em in! 6079 Smith W

2:19am Tue 22 Feb 11

Mr Anory. Jack says...

ShadowReturns wrote:
Couldn't have happened to a nicer person, Jamie Guy is nothing more than a thug who seems to think he's special despite failing to achieve anything in a career which in it's early years looked very promising. Instead he'd rather lord it up around town with his gaggle of young girlies and mindless thugs.
I am shocked by your bitterness SD...
OK, I`m not really shocked by anything you write, as I am now well used to your outpourings of bitterness.
But to actually WISH harm to this guy, a football player, breaking the very bones he earns his living with?
Are you "sure" SD?
You preach from your soapbox of how pure you are.............
Just maybe you are a tad jealous of the whole lifestyle thing of high money earning "workers" be they, footballers. or in the music industry, or even someome who runs a business in computor webdesign...
But this SD,
""Couldn't have happened to a nicer person""
SHALLOW, very Shallow....
no further comments neccessary eh...
[quote][p][bold]ShadowReturns[/bold] wrote: Couldn't have happened to a nicer person, Jamie Guy is nothing more than a thug who seems to think he's special despite failing to achieve anything in a career which in it's early years looked very promising. Instead he'd rather lord it up around town with his gaggle of young girlies and mindless thugs.[/p][/quote]I am shocked by your bitterness SD... OK, I`m not really shocked by anything you write, as I am now well used to your outpourings of bitterness. But to actually WISH harm to this guy, a football player, breaking the very bones he earns his living with? Are you "sure" SD? You preach from your soapbox of how pure you are............. Just maybe you are a tad jealous of the whole lifestyle thing of high money earning "workers" be they, footballers. or in the music industry, or even someome who runs a business in computor webdesign... But this SD, ""Couldn't have happened to a nicer person"" SHALLOW, very Shallow.... no further comments neccessary eh... Mr Anory. Jack

4:25pm Tue 22 Feb 11

Another Point of View says...

Jamie Guy, a talent unfullfilled. Too many distractions off the pitch. Sadly it looks as if his career has finished at Braintree when it should have delivered alot lot more.
Jamie Guy, a talent unfullfilled. Too many distractions off the pitch. Sadly it looks as if his career has finished at Braintree when it should have delivered alot lot more. Another Point of View

5:02pm Tue 22 Feb 11

Feisty CBC says...

6079 Smith W wrote:
Yes, some very harsh comments here. Still, as a lover of Chelmsford City, I hope the whole Braintree squad suffer some long term, though not career threatening injuries. Come on, what do you really want to see in the Conference? A good, entertaining, footballing team with a decent following, or the Cressing Roaders hoofball in front of two men and a dog? I wish Jamie all the best. Up the City - wheel 'em in!
Two men and two dogs are better I suppose Winston ;)
[quote][p][bold]6079 Smith W[/bold] wrote: Yes, some very harsh comments here. Still, as a lover of Chelmsford City, I hope the whole Braintree squad suffer some long term, though not career threatening injuries. Come on, what do you really want to see in the Conference? A good, entertaining, footballing team with a decent following, or the Cressing Roaders hoofball in front of two men and a dog? I wish Jamie all the best. Up the City - wheel 'em in![/p][/quote]Two men and two dogs are better I suppose Winston ;) Feisty CBC

6:02pm Tue 22 Feb 11

6079 Smith W says...

Now come on Feisty, a comparison of attendance figures are readily available to all, just use this internetty thing. In the Conference City will average a thousand plus, exactly what the Conference is looking for.
U's fans would do well to remember that in the immediate post-war Southern League the U's had a grand total of zero championships, but City won it 45/46. Yet somehow the U's were elected to the Football League. Similar happened 71/72, that 'Radford again' moment saw Hereford elected to the Football League despite finishing second in the old Southern League to City, who averaged over 6000 that season. Not that I am in any way bitter about it! :-)
Now come on Feisty, a comparison of attendance figures are readily available to all, just use this internetty thing. In the Conference City will average a thousand plus, exactly what the Conference is looking for. U's fans would do well to remember that in the immediate post-war Southern League the U's had a grand total of zero championships, but City won it 45/46. Yet somehow the U's were elected to the Football League. Similar happened 71/72, that 'Radford again' moment saw Hereford elected to the Football League despite finishing second in the old Southern League to City, who averaged over 6000 that season. Not that I am in any way bitter about it! :-) 6079 Smith W

8:17pm Thu 24 Feb 11

No.1 says...

Bit ****, Stuart Pearce played a game with a broken leg and he was a full back that scored 16 goals in 246 apps that's approx a goal every 15 games, not a striker with a goal every 19 games.

Anyway get well soon, I wonder if it hurt as much as pulling his girlfriend around by the hair, as reported at 5:13pm Friday 18th September 2009 by the Gazette.
Maybe forgive but never forgot.
Bit ****, Stuart Pearce played a game with a broken leg and he was a full back that scored 16 goals in 246 apps that's approx a goal every 15 games, not a striker with a goal every 19 games. Anyway get well soon, I wonder if it hurt as much as pulling his girlfriend around by the hair, as reported at 5:13pm Friday 18th September 2009 by the Gazette. Maybe forgive but never forgot. No.1

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