Tom Bender: 'Watching collision was surreal'

Bender: 'Watching collision was surreal'
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Accrington's Tom Bender finds his dangerous collision against Tranmere "difficult to believe".

Accrington Stanley defender Tom Bender has described footage of the collision that resulted in the fixture with Tranmere Rovers being abandoned on Tuesday as being "like a dream".

The 18-year-old, who is on loan from Colchester, was taken to hospital after suffering a severe concussion during the match.

Fears over the long-term effects of the injury subsided once the player was discharged from hospital yesterday afternoon.

Bender said in a statement: "I've still got an absolutely banging headache and feel a bit sick but I've been told that's all normal for the injury I've had and that I can expect to have it from anything from a couple of days to a couple of weeks.

"I saw the footage on TV and it was surreal because I don't remember anything. It's hard to believe that it actually happened. It sort of feels like a dream. Watching myself lying there unconscious was very strange."

The youngster took time out to send his gratitude to his well-wishers via his Twitter account.

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