Hume making progress
Striker moved on to ward from high dependency unit
Last Updated: November 11, 2008 10:56am
Hume: Moved wards
Barnsley striker Iain Hume has been moved out of a high dependency unit in hospital after surgery on a fractured skull.
Hume suffered the injury in Barnsley's 2-1 defeat by Sheffield United last Saturday after being caught by a challenge from Chris Morgan.
He was taken to hospital on Sunday and subsequently underwent an operation, but has now been moved to a hospital ward.
Tykes boss Simon Davey was critical of Andy D'Urso regarding the incident after accusing the referee of failing to protect the Canada international.
After visiting Hume in hospital on Monday night, Davey told the club's official website: "I went to see Iain and he is conscious although he has not slept since the incident and he is not the most talkative.
"He is out of the high dependency unit now and they have moved him onto a hospital ward, which is good news, although he has tubes sticking out of his head.
"The operation went well, but he is very down and very angry. He has a scar that runs from his forehead in the shape of a horseshoe right round to his ear.
"He is black and blue, his head is swollen and he is a mess."