Scully happy with head injury stance
RYAN Scully insists he is reassured football is finally getting to grips with head injuries – after admitting he would have gone straight back to training following a concussion earlier in his career.
The Dunfermline goalkeeper is back in the starting lineup after returning from an enforced lay-off following a sickening head knock in the Scottish Cup defeat to Stranraer last month.
The former Partick Thistle No.1 was knocked out in a collision with Jordan Allan in the first half of the shock 1-0 defeat, and needed treatment on the pitch for 10 minutes before being taken to hospital.
The 27-year-old has confessed he would have had his gloves back on again less than 48 hours later after similar incidents in the past but, after making his comeback in the defeat to
Dundee earlier this month, Scully has been comforted by the “brilliant” treatment he has received this time round.
Speaking ahead of this afternoon’s home clash with Alloa Athletic, he said: “You do feel a lot more looked after these days.
“I have had a few concussions in the past and it was just a case of going straight back into training on the Monday.
“Kevin [Bain], the physio, looked after me brilliantly. It is a lot more monitored these days. It is reassuring as a player.”
Dunfermline keeper Ryan Scully