ANTHONY Forde has been rushed to hospital with breathing difficulties following suspected broken ribs on a damaging afternoon for Oxford United.

James Henry also came off with a thigh problem in the goalless draw with Shrewsbury Town, adding to a long injury list.

But Forde was of more concern and was immediately transferred by ambulance to the John Radcliffe Hospital.

U's boss Karl Robinson said: "Fordey couldn’t breathe and was on oxygen.

"We suspect it’s broken ribs, maybe two or three.

"That’s a long one. It is what it is right now, you can’t do anything about it.

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"Jamo’s is a thigh, it looks like that has gone so it could be a four-weeker.

"He felt it at half-time and gave it a go, but it wasn't to be."

In the circumstances, Robinson praised the way his side performed.

He said: "In all my years of doing this I’ve never been so proud about a point.

"We’ve just dominated the game after the first 15 minutes."