David Luiz apologises for late challenge

Luiz apologises for late challenge
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Chelsea defender David Luiz says sorry to Brentford youngster David Reeves after leaving the 19-year-old concussed following a late challenge in Sunday's FA Cup tie.

Chelsea defender David Luiz has apologised to Brentford defender Jake Reeves for a late challenge which left the 19-year-old concussed at Stamford Bridge yesterday.

Luiz received a yellow card for hitting Reeves in the jaw with his shoulder in the final few minutes of the Blues' 4-0 win over the Bees on Sunday.

Brentford manager Uwe Rosler has revealed that Luiz came into the away dressing room after the match and said sorry to a dazed Reeves.

He told The Guardian: "I have not seen the situation clearly enough to make a statement now but the player (Luiz) came into our dressing room and he spoke to Jake, which is a fantastic gesture. He apologised.

"Jake is fine, he wanted to continue but our medical staff said it was better that he didn't.

"Was he concussed? Yes, definitely."

Brentford finished the match with 10 men after Reeves went down hurt as Chelsea progressed in the FA Cup to secure a fifth-round tie against Middlesbrough.

Chelsea's John Terry is congratulated by Branislav Ivanovic after scoring his team's fourth in the FA Cup 4th round replay against Brentford on February 17, 2013
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