Potts grateful for support after head injury scare

07:30 25 January 2013

West Ham United

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


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.”

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