Hospital check-up for injured Walsh after hockey girls breeze past Japan
22:11 GMT, 29 July 2012
Great Britain coach Danny Kerry confirmed captain Kate Walsh had been taken to hospital after being hit in the face late in their 4-0 win over Japan.
However, he does not yet know how serious the injury is and it is likely an update on her condition will not be given until Monday.
The 32-year-old, the team's most experienced player, was caught on the left side of her jaw by a full swing by Akane Shibata and left the pitch with blood coming from her mouth.
Injury: Kate Walsh falls to the ground after being hit by Japan's Akane Shibata
'She's with the medical people and we are awaiting further information,' said Kerry.
'She has gone to hospital to be checked out.'
The injury to Walsh was the only downside to a comprehensive victory as midfielder Helen Richardson came off after taking a ball to the kneecap but is expected to recover in time for Tuesday's match against South Korea.
Striker Alex Danson grabbed the headlines with two goals either side of strikes from Wales international Sarah Thomas and Sally Walton.
The Reading forward was returning to the venue for a competitive match for the first time since May when she was forced off with a dislocated shoulder in the final of the Olympic test event, which GB won.
'To come out and win our first game was exactly what we dreamed of and have worked towards,' Danson said.
Golden girl: Alex Danson (left) scored twice
'It was incredible to score. I can't believe I'm at home and my family are watching but if I'm completely honest I don't mind who scores, as long as we score one more than the opposition.
'We celebrate the goals because we have spent hours practising so when we score you get the feeling it is working.
'I guess it is different now because this is where we now want to be.
'I had a scare at the test event and it was more the feeling of not being part of something incredibly special which worried me.
'It is difficult to explain how it feels when I line-up with my team-mates because you just want to do so well for the next person.
'So the thought of not being part of that was most devastating. To be here is the greatest thing I could be given.'