Scully happy with head in­jury stance

Evening Times - - FOOTBALL: SPFL - IAIN COLLIN

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

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