It was a mere distraction to tend his wounds and send him off the battleground.
I don't know if the bolded part of the sentence is correct or not. It does sound right, although I'm not quite sure if it's grammatically correct. I need specific idiom or phrase to describe "forcing someone to leave a place".
I'll try to describe the situation to explain what I mean. Imagine, a soldier has been injured badly and his commander ordered him to leave the battlefield, due to being wounded critically. This soldier is obliged to obey his commander's orders, he likes it or not. I want to write it from the commander's point of view and how can I say that?
Is "send someone off the battleground" grammatically correct? How about "send someone away from the battleground"?