Stanley's Johnstone's Paint Trophy match with Tranmere Rovers was abandoned on Tuesday as Bender received treatment on the pitch for half an hour.
Oxygen and a drip were used on the pitch, raising concerns that the 18-year-old on loan from Colchester United had broken his neck.
However, it was later confirmed that Bender had suffered severe concussion, something that he is thankful for.
"When I came round, the phone lines were going mad and there were rumours I had broken my neck and even some that I could die," Bender told Sky Sports News.
"When I spoke to the doctors and they told me the outcome, it really made me realise how lucky I am."
Bender also revealed that he has not been given any indication as to when he can return to training.