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On The Side Of Caution With Grant

14 September 2017

Conor Grant will not be travelling to Exeter this weekend as he will be given more time to overcome the head injury he suffered at Grimsby. Grant suffered a bad concussion early on in our 1-0 defeat at Blundell Park and will only resume full training next week.

The on-loan Everton midfielder may be given some game time in Monday’s Under-23 fixture against Charlton Athletic if he comes through the next few days with no problems.

David Artell explained to the club’s official website: “We won’t be taking Conor with us. We will be going on the side of caution because medical advice is two weeks. He is not getting headaches anymore, which is a positive but he hasn’t been able to head the ball and take part in training.

“It is a difficult one to assess because you cannot see it. If you injury your ankle or knee you can usually see what is going on there. With a head injury you can’t unless you visit a specialist.

“If you have a bad ankle, the worst you can do again is hurt the ankle. If you have a head injury you don’t know where that can lead to, so we won’t be taking any chances.

“Conor has been working hard in the gym, on the bike. He will be in over the weekend and we will see how he is. To say he might be involved for the Under-23s on Monday, it is a bit early to say.”

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