Friday, 25 January 2013

Taking Pott luck: full back discharged from hospital but out for at least two weeks

Full back Danny Potts has been discharged from hospital after spending Wednesday night there, having been carried off during the 5-1 defeat at Arsenal. In a statement on the club website, West Ham stated that the 18 year old defender had undergone tests and scans in hospital and they had come back "positive." Potts will now spend the next few days resting at home, before beginning his recovery with some light work in the gym. Manager Sam Allardyce stated that he hoped the player had just suffered concussion, stating that "the problem was that the clash of heads originally knocked him out and he hit the floor as a deadweight." Potts left the field on a stretcher and in a neck brace; and his injury is yet another blow to the Hammers defence, who have missed the experienced James Collins through injury the last three games and also saw Winston Reid limp off out of the Arsenal game with a groin injury, which he had a scan on yesterday. Big Sam revealed that his defender was "confused" after the incident, in which he lost consciousness and it was clear straight away that the injury was serious. The gaffer also stated that it would be at least two weeks before Potts would be match fit again, leaving West Ham somewhat short at the back in the meantime. Never mind new defenders, Big Sam needs to get down Boots and buy up all available stocks of cotton wool...

By Alex Shilling

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