UPDATE: Bamber Bridge footballer Brad Carsley suffered severe concussion after cracking his head during match

Brad Carsley in action for previous club Longridge Town
Brad Carsley in action for previous club Longridge Town
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A Bamber Bridge footballer suffered severe concussion after cracking his head on a concrete wall during a game this afternoon.

The match against Brighouse Town was suspended for about 25 minutes as paramedics attended to Brad Carsley.

He’s OK, he’s been released from hospital,” said Neil Reynolds, Bamber Bridge manager. “He collided with a concrete wall, it was a shock to everyone.

“He has severe concussion which medics say can last up to 28 days.

“He’s had X-rays on his spine and back and that’s all fine.

“I think he’s had a very lucky escape with just concussion.”

Carsley cracked his head on the concrete perimeter fence during the first half of the game at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium in Irongate and had to be taken to hospital by Ambulance.

Mr Reynolds added: “He wants to get going next week but we have got to wait and see what our medical team say and take it from there.”

After play resumed Bamber Bridge went on to win the game 3-2.

“We did it for Brad,” said Mr Reynolds.