Hartlepool United’s Peter Kioso looks likely to miss Sunday’s FA Cup tie at Exeter City but the injury suffered by the defender on Tuesday night at Chesterfield is not as bad as had first been feared.
The defender left the field on a stretcher following ten minutes of on-pitch treatment during the latter stages of the 5-1 win at The Proact Stadium and was taken to Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
Thankfully, medical staff there were able to quickly rule out any significant injury but the 20-year-old was treated for concussion before being allowed to travel home in the early hours of the morning.
“Peter wasn’t able to pass the tests we use on the pitch for neck and spinal injuries so we had concerns and the doctor and paramedics weren’t happy,” explained the club’s sports therapist Callum Davidson.
“He was put in a neck brace and stretchered from the pitch as a precaution, before being taken directly to the local hospital.
“They immediately carried out further scans and assessments which ruled out any serious head or spinal injuries but did diagnose him with a concussion.”