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Accrington Stanley Defender Tom Bender Stable After Sickening Head Injury

by The Newshound

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Young defender recovering in hospital.

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Accrington Stanley defender Tom Bender has been given the all-clear on a brain scan after suffering severe concussion in the abandoned Johnstone’s Paint Trophy match against Tranmere.
The on-loan Colchester man will remain in Blackburn Hospital overnight after taking a full blow in the face from Ian Dunbavin as the goalkeeper came out to clear a ball into the box in the 38th minute.
The 18-year-old was knocked out and needed half an hour of treatment on the pitch, including oxygen and a drip, before the ambulance took him to hospital for a scan on his head.

‘Tom is now fully conscious,’ Stanley chief executive Rob Heys said after visiting the player in hospital. ‘He has been for a scan which has come back as normal.
‘He is severely concussed and is being kept in overnight for medical staff to keep an eye on him, but he’s stable and that’s great news.’

SOURCE: Daily Mail

We wish the teenager a speedy recovery from what was reportedly a sickening head injury that was so severe that it led to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy match between Accrington Stanley and Tranmere Rovers to be abandoned after the defender had spent thirty minutes of treatment on the field of play.

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