Search

Potts grateful for support after head injury scare

07:30 25 January 2013

West Ham United's Daniel Potts. Photo: Olly Greenwood/EMPICS

West Ham United's Daniel Potts. Photo: Olly Greenwood/EMPICS

EMPICS Sport

West Ham defender Daniel Potts has thanked well-wishers for their support after leaving hospital last night following the accidental blow he suffered in his side’s 5-1 defeat at Arsenal 24 hours earlier.

The 18-year-old spent Wednesday night in hospital and underwent further scans and tests yesterday, which West Ham announced had brought positive results.

Potts will undergo a period of rest before being allowed to resume light training in the gym.

He told West Ham’s website: “A big thank you to everyone for their support and messages. Hopefully I am looking to feeling better over the next few days.”

West Ham stated: “The club would also like to thank the London Ambulance Service, the on-site pitch rescue team and everyone at Arsenal who helped in making sure Potts was taken to hospital as quickly as possible.”

FIFA president Sepp Blatter had earlier expressed his backing for Potts, writing on Twitter: “Best wishes & quick recovery to @DanPotts03. Concussion in football is a big issue that FIFA is taking very seriously.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Newham Sports News

Yesterday, 18:00

Fourth straight win for super-lightweight

United Kingdom
Yesterday, 16:00

George Sessions provides player ratings following the 1-0 defeat at home to Cheltenham Town in League Two on Saturday

Josh Koroma
Yesterday, 14:00

Youngblood Lions 61 Southwark Legends 60

Check out the best and the worst Hammers from the draw at Vicarage Road

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Read more

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now