Joe Bunney Reveals Extent of Car Crash Injuries

  • February 08, 2021 | By Chris Mann
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Former Bolton defender Joe Bunney has revealed the extent of the injuries he sustained in a car accident back in September 2019.

Bunney, who had joined Wanderers just a week prior to a crash which occurred after he fell asleep at the wheel, would go on to make just two appearances for the Trotters before being released at the end of his contract the following summer.

Despite being unattached, the 27-year-old initially remained at the club's Lostock training base in an attempt to earn a contract under new manager Ian Evatt, but has since gone on to represent non-league sides Matlock Town and Hartlepool United before returning to the EFL with Grimsby Town on deadline day.

Speaking to BBC Radio Humberside after his unveiling as a Mariners player, Bunney went into detail about the accident, saying: "I had a lot of injuries. I had a fractured eye socket, collarbone, cheekbone, rib, and I had a blood clot in my leg that was the longest injury.

"Ideally, I thought I was only going to be out for a few weeks but it was hard getting fit with a blood clot.

"Thankfully, I am over that now and I am fit and ready to go and can't wait to get going.

"It was simply a mistake of falling asleep at the wheel. There was nothing I could do about it. It was one of those things. I was unfortunate.

"I was gutted at the time because I had just signed for Bolton seven days before. I was gutted but it was just one of those things."

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