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Stephen On The Mend

Posted on: Thu 27 Sep 2007

Stephen Gleeson has been prescribed a rest cure after being stretchered off following a blow to the head in Tuesday's Pontin's League game against Coventry at Molineux.

The 19-year-old Dubliner will return to his home city for a couple of days as long as he is cleared by doctors to fly.

"The gaffer thinks it would be a good idea for me to go because I can't train for a week or two," he said. "But he has made it clear it depends on me getting the go-ahead from the medical people.

"I'm feeling better but had a headache yesterday and a stiff neck, and I've still got a lack of sensation in my right leg.

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"I've never had a head injury before, nor been stretchered off, so it shook me up quite a bit. And, obviously, with head injuries, you have to be cautious."

Tuesday's game was held up for around ten minutes while Stephen was treated amid concern that he might have injured his neck.

Those fears eased during a hospital visit that night, though, and when he returned there first thing yesterday for a review of his condition.

"It was worrying at first because I couldn't properly feel my right leg and then had pins and needles in my left hand," he added.

"I still don't know what happened, whether I took a punch from the keeper behind my left ear or collided with him or the defender.

"Although I wasn't knocked out, I don't remember anything from when I went for Elliott Bennett's cross to when Barry Holmes was talking to me on the pitch.

"Baz, the Wolves and Coventry doctors and the ambulance and hospital staff were brilliant and I can't thank them enough."

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