Search

Potts to undergo more hospital tests after head injury at Arsenal

10:27 24 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 will remain in hospital today for further tests after suffering a head injury during last night’s 5-1 Premier League defeat at Arsenal, the Hammers confirmed this morning.

The 18-year-old, who had a loan spell at Colchester earlier this season, fell to the ground after jumping in a challenge with Gunners defender Bacary Sagna with 18 minutes left.

It appeared the youngster, on as a substitute, hit his head on the pitch, and was momentarily knocked out.

Potts received lengthy treatment from medical staff, eventually being taken from the field on a stretcher, in a neck brace, receiving gas and covered in an emergency blanket before being transferred to a nearby hospital for observation.

West Ham confirmed the defender would be receiving more attention to aid his recovery.

A statement on the club’s official Twitter feed read: “West Ham United can confirm that Dan Potts will undergo scans and further assessment in hospital on Thursday.

“On behalf of Dan, the club would like to thank fans for all their messages of support for the defender and join them in wishing him well.”

Irons boss Sam Allardyce last night stressed the utmost care had to be taken because of the nature of the injury.

Speaking after the match, Allardyce said: “Potts was unable to give the correct answers to the questions the doctor asked, which shows a concussion to the brain.

“They put him on the oxygen and strapped him, just to make sure there was no damage to the spine or the neck.

“He was out for a few seconds, maybe a minute, and was not fully conscious when he came off.

“We were concerned at how long it took. They have to make sure they protect the spine the right way, getting them on the stretcher - that is why it took the time it did.

“Hopefully he will make a speedy recovery. As he lost consciousness it is a minimum of two weeks, I think, before he can play again.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Newham Sports News

Hammers manager Slaven Bilic is staying positive under pressure as Middlesbrough come to London Stadium

Sam Allardyce

Former O’s Academy Director discusses relationship between players and fans after Tuesday’s spirited performance

Andy Hessenthaler
Yesterday, 17:30

Find out how Sammy Moore, Josh Doherty, Michael Clark, Myles Judd, Victor Adeboyejo and Sam Roach have been getting on at other non-league clubs recently

Bradley Pritchard
Yesterday, 16:20

East London event introduces youngsters to sport

Facebook

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Read more

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

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