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'I can't remember the match' - Thomas

9 January 2014

City midfielder Conor Thomas describes the severe concussion he sustained during the 3-1 win over Rotherham....

It must be quite scary to know you played in a game, but can't remember doing so.

Well this is exactly the situation Coventry City midfielder Conor Thomas finds himself in after his severe concussion from the 3-1 win over Rotherham United.

The New Year's Day fixture saw Thomas sustain his serious head injury during stoppage time after clashing with Millers midfielder Michael O'Connor.

The Coventry-born midfielder stayed overnight in Rotherham General Hospital as a precaution and returned to first-team training this Wednesday.

Thomas said: "It is good to be back in training. The squad have had a bit of a break after the festive period so I haven't missed out too much and I'm feeling alright.

"I can't remember anything from the game and not a lot after. The last thing I remember is eating my pre-match meal on the coach up to the stadium.

"It is weird really and I was feeling rough a few days after. I haven't watched the game back yet so I am hoping I didn't play too badly in the game.

"I only realised the day after we had won the game. These things happen in football and I'm sure it was an accident so you have to move on from it."

In a dramatic game at the New York Stadium, Carl Baker sealed the win from the half-way line after Joe Murphy had saved O'Connor's stoppage time penalty.

Despite the drama of the game, many City fans took to social media to voice their concern at Thomas' state, and the midfielder has thanked the fans for their support.

He added: "The next day, when I came around, I checked my twitter and read through so many messages of support and people wishing me well.

"It means a lot to me. Thankfully, it wasn't too serious but no-one knew that at the time. I was really grateful for all the nice messages considering the team had just won a really big game.

"I am just happy to be back and that is behind me. I am not sure whether I'll be back for the Crawley game. I think we will assess it later on in the week.

"Obviously it will be alright and I can give the manager another option."

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