Huddersfield defender Smith airlifted to hospital

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Tommy Smith was airlifted to hospital after sustaining a head injury late on in Huddersfield Town's 2-1 defeat to Leeds United.

Huddersfield Town defender Tommy Smith was taken by air ambulance to hospital after sustaining a head injury during his side's 2-1 Championship defeat to Leeds United on Saturday.

Smith suffered the injury while attempting to prevent Leeds striker Billy Sharp from scoring a late winner in the West Yorkshire derby, and he required lengthy treatment on the pitch before leaving the field on a stretcher wearing an oxygen mask.

Huddersfield subsequently released a statement on their official Twitter account, posting: "#htafc confirms Tommy Smith has been airlifted by Yorkshire Air Ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary for tests after suffering a head injury.

"The club will give further updates on Tommy Smith when we have further news from the hospital."