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Coventry City midfielder Conor Thomas opens up on battle with concussion after Under-21s return

17 August 2015

The City midfielder revealed he can't remember the weeks before the incident at Liberty Way during pre-season...

Coventry City midfielder Conor Thomas was delighted to get back into action after missing the last four weeks of the season.

Thomas has been ruled out since the nasty collision which left him concussed in the first pre-season game of the season against Nuneaton Town.

The 21-year old's long wait for match minutes was ended as he played in 45 minutes of the Under-21s 3-0 defeat at Ipswich Town.

Thomas revealed that the clash of heads at Liberty Way left him without memory of the incident itself or even the weeks before.

The midfielder said: "I'm so so happy to be back.

"Since the concussion I haven't done anything, it's taken longer than I'd thought. Today was like my first day back.

"I was desperate today to play and be in and amongst it once more, the injury came at a really really bad time in pre-season.

"I've never missed pre-season so I'm playing catch-up. It's been really frustrating, my legs have been fine but I'm eager to get in around the team again, it was a great result at the weekend and there's such a positive feel around it.

"I would say the injury was scary but I can't remember! I was told I was in training, I was told we had pre-season and I just can't remember any of it. 

"The last thing I remember was just waking up on the bed! So in that sense it was weird and slightly scary but it's been frustrating, I want to impress but I've been seeing doctors and having to get it right.

"But now I'm just itching to get back and today is the start of my road to recovery."

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