Hunt: I did not attempt to injure Petr

Hunt said: “I can guarantee that I did not attempt to injure Petr. And I am very upset that the collision has resulted in such a bad injury.

“When Petr slid in to collect the ball, our momentum meant that a collision was unavoidable. I think the TV pictures show that the collision was a complete accident, and I’d like to think that my team mates and opponents throughout my career in football would say that I’m not the kind of person to deliberately hurt an opponent.

“Serious injury is the worst part of football and I feel terribly sorry for Petr. I have written to him to wish him a full recovery.”, he added.