Watford skipper Jay DeMerit blinds himself after cutting his eye with his own contact lens

Jay DeMerit

Jay DeMerit: Defender needs eye surgery

Watford captain Jay DeMerit faces eye surgery and a long spell out after blinding himself with a contact lens.

The 29-year-old United States defender cut his eye as took the lens out at the team hotel and it has become infected.

‘It was a freak thing,’ said DeMerit. ‘It got worse and worse and I still can’t see out of that eye.

‘Scar tissue is starting to develop, which is blurring my vision, so I’m seeing a specialist and I might have to have surgery.’

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