Defender Smith given all-clear

06 April 2009 01:24
Walsall defender Manny Smith can resume training after X-rays on a head injury showed no serious damage.Smith, 20, came off second best in an accidental collision with Millwall goalkeeper David Forde during the Saddlers' 3-1 defeat at the New Den.

He was taken to a local hospital, but after being given the all-clear he travelled home on the team coach.

"It was a worrying time for us all. We all waited with him and travelled as a team," said manager Chris Hutchings.

Both sets of supporters had given Smith an ovation as he was stretchered from the field following lengthy treatment.

Walsall are hopeful that the centre-back will be able to play a full part in the closing weeks of the season.

Source: BBC_Sport