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‘That was a classy touch’ - Skuse reveals letter from Norwich as midfielder says thanks for support after injury

PUBLISHED: 16:13 12 September 2018 | UPDATED: 17:35 12 September 2018

Cole Skuse has said thank you for the support he received after suffering a head injury against Norwich. Picture: PA

Cole Skuse has said thank you for the support he received after suffering a head injury against Norwich. Picture: PA

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Cole Skuse is back on the training pitch and in contention for Saturday’s trip to Hull thanks to the medical support he received following his clash of heads in the game with Norwich.

Ipswich Town's Cole Skuse receives medical attention after colliding with Norwich City's Timm Klose. Picture: PAIpswich Town's Cole Skuse receives medical attention after colliding with Norwich City's Timm Klose. Picture: PA

The Ipswich midfielder was knocked out for around two minutes following a clash of heads with Norwich defender Timm Klose while defending a corner, with the 32-year-old leaving the field on a stretcher following a lengthy period of treatment just before the break.

Skuse has thanked the medical team which treated him as well as both sets of fans for the ovation he received as a left the field, while also revealing Norwich had been in touch to wish him well in his recovery.

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“I was out for the count for 90 seconds, two minutes but in terms of memory loss, there has not been a problem. I can remember it all,” Skuse told the club website.

Skuse suffered the injury following a collision with Timm Klose of Norwich. Picture: PASkuse suffered the injury following a collision with Timm Klose of Norwich. Picture: PA

“I’d like to thank everyone for the help on the day. At the time, I said a few fouls words to the ambulance team out of probably being a bit giddy; there was frustration there as well because they were strapping me in from top to bottom - which I didn’t think was necessary.

“They explained to me that it was as a precaution and they had to do it. Everything was done in the right manner. All the checks were done and that is why I was allowed to return to training pretty quickly.

“As I was going off I could clearly hear the chants from the fans and the ovation I got from all areas, not just our fans, meant a lot to me.

“I also received a letter in the post from Norwich City Football Club saying ‘all rivalries aside, we want to wish you a speedy recovery’. I thought that was a classy touch.”

Cole Skuse is taken from the pitch by stretcher late in the first half.    Picture: STEVE WALLER     WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COMCole Skuse is taken from the pitch by stretcher late in the first half. Picture: STEVE WALLER WWW.STEPHENWALLER.COM

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Speaking after the game against Norwich, Blues boss Paul Hurst revealed the injury was not as bad as first feared.

“He’s walking around and talking to people and knowing what their names are. He knows where he is.

“That’s pleasing that we can get him home to his family to starting recovering. Although I’m aware he’s got kids so he might be better trying to get round to one of his single team-mate’s.

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