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Leadbitter Out of Hospital
Leadbitter Out of Hospital
Saturday, 16th Apr 2011 23:14

Midfielder Grant Leadbitter is out of hospital and on his way back to Suffolk having suffered a concussion during the second half of the Blues’ 1-0 win at Bristol City. Leadbitter clashed heads with Robins defender Damion Stewart and after receiving treatment on the pitch was taken off on a spinal board.

Physio Matt Byard told the club site: "Grant sustained a head injury and received oxygen on the pitch. He was taken off the pitch on a spinal board as a precaution and taken to hospital for CT scans.

"The results of those scans are satisfactory and he has been discharged and allowed to travel back home. We will review his condition again on Sunday and take it from there."

The former Sunderland man is travelling home with Byard and club doctor Steve Roberts.

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Suffolk_n_Good added 23:21 - Apr 16
Great news, Atb Grant.

Guthrum added 23:25 - Apr 16
Good to hear he's (relatively) OK. Looked nasty.

SitfcB added 23:30 - Apr 16
Grant received treatment from club doctor Steve Roberts as well as Matt on the pitch and both are accompanying the midfielder on the trip home.

CanadianBlue added 23:56 - Apr 16
Taken off on a spinal board? Do the medics hate him or something? Completely unnecessary given the mechanism of injury.

Regardless, glad he's okay.

TractorBeezer added 00:17 - Apr 17
Glad to hear that it's not too serious. Get well soon Grant.

Lamby95 added 00:23 - Apr 17
Grant's a fighter and it wouldn't surprise me to see him play Thursday.

BoxerBlue added 00:33 - Apr 17
Good news typical northerner hard as f**k

DiamondGezzer added 06:32 - Apr 17
Good to hear, best news of the day !

tractorblue99 added 06:54 - Apr 17
this is good news. Lets hope that he now suddenly feels like messi!!! On a serious note though I hope he recovers soon.

Back_The_Boss added 08:35 - Apr 17
Good news, as it sounded very nasty. Victory was all worth it then eh grant!

Blue041273 added 08:51 - Apr 17
Yes, was very concerned as it sounded very scary.

Given this and the ten men thing three points were beautiful.

COYB, Norwich next.

village_blue added 09:13 - Apr 17
Blue Army 15 don't know if you will get your wish and see Grant play on Thursday as he picked up a 10th yellow card and I think he may well be suspended for 2 matches now!

Doctor_Albran added 10:33 - Apr 17
He's not suspended, however, a weeks rest is the norm in football following concussion. Unlikely to feature on Thursday... so does Hyam get a run?

trctorby31 added 10:34 - Apr 17
Deadline passed last weekend so he won't get a ban, but i still feel its unlikely he'll play if it was a concussion

jas0999 added 10:48 - Apr 17
Good news. Let's hope for a speedy recovery.

Garv added 13:57 - Apr 17
On Thursday we need to step up like we did against Arsenal. We didn't need Leadbitter that day, get Healy in there and make him do that job again. Peters aha Carson either side of Wickham up top. COYB

ThatMuhrenCross added 14:39 - Apr 17
I would like to see Grant getting rested for the Norwich game, because this is a serious injury, albeit one that he should recover quickly from. I echo the sentiments of previous posters who suggest an appearance for Luke Hyam should be in order here. If Paul Jewell wants a holding midfielder, I think he certainly should consider what Hyam offers. He is one of a series of very promising teenagers in our squad. Having him, Carson and Wickham all firing on all cylinders would be superb.

Hereford_Blue added 17:23 - Apr 17
Canadian lie, how is a spinal board unnecessary? Any trauma above the clavicle carries a significantly increased risk of cervical spine injury. By the sounds of things his consciousness was also impaired so he wouldn't have been able to report any cervical spine tenderness. The medics did absolutely the right thing; to have not treated him with spinal immobilisation would have been bordering on indefensible.

Glad he's on the mend.

Hereford_Blue added 17:24 - Apr 17
My bad, meant Canadianblue.

RetroBlue added 17:55 - Apr 17
I doubt very much that GL will be playing against the scum - oh well thats 2 players out now then!

DiamondGezzer added 07:15 - Apr 18
Garv :- Like it !

mrml added 08:56 - Apr 19
Shame, hoped he'd broken his neck. NVM

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