Team doctor Eva Carneiro leaves Chelsea

Team doctor Eva Carneiro leaves Chelsea

Chelsea team doctor Eva Carneiro is reported to have left the club.

Carneiro is understood to have parted company with Chelsea following the incident on the opening day of the season when she was criticised by manager Jose Mourinho. It is understood likely that she will launch a claim for constructive dismissal.

Football Association board member Heather Rabbatts has expressed her “sadness and anger” at the news.

Rabbatts said Carneiro had been subjected to verbal abuse and criticism after running on to the pitch to treat Eden Hazard – Chelsea were then temporarily reduced to nine men against Swansea as Hazard had to leave the field.

“News of Dr Eva Carneiro’s departure from Chelsea FC makes me feel sadness and anger,” said Rabbatts, who is chair of the FA’s inclusion advisory board.

“Eva was one of the few very senior women in the game, a highly respected doctor who has acted with professional integrity in difficult circumstances and whose skills have been highly praised by her colleagues, the club and governing bodies.”

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