On loan midfielder Conor Grant will visit a neurologist today to see if he qualifies for an ‘accelerated pathway’ to recovery following his head injury against Grimsby Town.
The 22-year-old Evertonian was knocked unconscious just 12 minutes into his debut for the club after he was caught by Mitch Rose’s arm in our 1-0 defeat at Blundell Park.
Grant received exceptional treatment from our head physio Rob Sharp and the medical staff at Grismby before being transferred to A&E. He was later discharged from hospital.
The midfielder was checked over by the club doctor yesterday and will visit a neurologist today to see if there is a chance of him being involved against Cambridge United on Tuesday night.
Boss David Artell says that he will leave the decision down to the medical experts.
“Conor will visit a neurologist and if he is given the all-clear then he is en route to be back. He will visit the neurologist again on Monday and he comes back with another all-clear then he could be involved on Tuesday, ‘says David.
“It isn’t my call at the moment. I will go on the medical advice. They are the experts and I respect their opinion. It's an injury you can’t see as such, and that is why we pay them a few bob to make sure it’s right. They are the ones who spend years at medical schools to make the right decisions.
“I will take their advice and we’ll see.
“We will bring Conor gradually back into it because it was a nasty one. If his blood pressure goes up then he can suffer severe headaches. You always have to overly cautious with head injuries.
“I know he is chomping at the bit to play but we will go with medical advice.”