SAINTS’ loanee Kayne Ramsay suffered an allergic reaction during Crewe Alexandra’s game on Tuesday that left him looking “as though he had gone ten rounds with (Oleksandr) Usyk.”

The 20-year-old right-back is enjoying a loan spell with the League One side but had to make way five minutes into the second half vs Plymouth in unusual circumstances.

The defender had complained that his air waves were becoming restricted after his face had puffed up in the first half.

The situation was one of concern on the sidelines after his breathing had become difficult, and it was then realised he was having an allergic reaction and he was given an antihistamine.

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Manager David Artell has said that the youngster was fine following the incident and travelled back with the squad on the coach, following the 1-1 draw.

But in what could have been a scary scenario, Artell said: “Kayne suffered an allergic reaction to something and we are not sure at the moment what it was.

“After about 10 minutes of the game, he looked as though he had gone ten rounds with Usyk because his eyes had swollen.

“Then when he went down in the second half, he complained that his throat had become tighter and that his air waves felt restricted, so we got him off and had the paramedic on stand-by to check him over.

Daily Echo: Kayne Ramsay has impressed so far up in Cheshire (Pic: PA)Kayne Ramsay has impressed so far up in Cheshire (Pic: PA)

“He had an antihistamine and felt better. He came home with us and it seems he had a reaction to something and we will find out what it was.”

Ramsay has made 13 appearances so for the Railwaymen, including ten consecutive appearances in League One since joining.

His side are currently in the relegation zone and could face a battle to stay in the division, if current form persists.

Ralph Hasenhuttl will be pleased with Ramsay’s spell, though, after he has exhibited performances in both right-back and right-midfield, as well as deputising in cup competitions as a central defender.

If he has fully recovered and is raring to go, Ramsay could next feature for Crewe when they welcome newly promoted Cambridge on Saturday 2 October.