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Jones' Imminent Return

14 January 2016

Craig Jones is back in light training after he was knocked out against Bradford City, but won't be available for Saturday.

Midfielder Craig Jones suffered a concussion after a clash of heads while challenging for the ball on Saturday in the Shakers’ FA Cup tie against Bradford City.


Bury manager David Flitcroft admitted that he was worried for Craig as soon as he hit the floor, but all precautions were taken and he is now stable.


Flitcroft added that he is glad that it wasn’t as bad as it could have been and Craig will be able to start light training at some point this week, however he will not be available for Saturday's match against Walsall.


Speaking ahead of Saturday match against Walsall, David Flitcroft said: “The only negative to the encounter was the injury to Craig Jones, those are the times when football becomes unimportant.


“You’ve got a player there that has landed very awkwardly on his neck, and when you see the club doctor on any pitch now, after incidences we’ve seen over the past couple of years, you do get worried.


“Myself and the players were concerned, but Craig is stable. We got him to hospital really quick, I spoke to him the day after and he’s settled, but just had a few headaches.


“He won’t be available for this Saturday’s game, but he’ll be in light training towards the end of the week.


“I’m just delighted that it was nothing more sinister, because that’s sometimes that you can think in those situations.”


The full interview with David Flitcroft will be on Shakers PlayerHD tomorrow (Friday).

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