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Lowestoft Town defender Travis Cole sent home from hospital following nasty collision during Norwich City friendly

PUBLISHED: 13:19 09 July 2017 | UPDATED: 17:02 09 July 2017

Lowestoft defender Travis Cole's match against Norwich City started well with a goal but ended needing hospital treatment following a late aerial collision. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Lowestoft defender Travis Cole's match against Norwich City started well with a goal but ended needing hospital treatment following a late aerial collision. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Lowestoft Town defender Travis Cole has been sent home from hospital with ‘mild concussion’ following a worrying end to the Blues’ pre-season friendly against Norwich City.

Travis Cole of Lowestoft Town is injured in the very last second and has to be stretchered off at the end of the Pre-season Friendly match at Crown Meadow, Lowestoft. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Travis Cole of Lowestoft Town is injured in the very last second and has to be stretchered off at the end of the Pre-season Friendly match at Crown Meadow, Lowestoft. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

The former Ipswich Town defender had opened the scoring with a close-range goal in the 21st minute before the higher-level Canaries hit back to win the game 5-1.

Cole was left prone on the floor following a late corner for Norwich though, getting hurt in an aerial collision and needing lengthy treatment, including from the Norwich physiotherapy staff.

The 19-year-old was taken off on a stretcher around 15 minutes after the game, with a precautionary neck brace on, and taken away in an ambulance to be checked over.

Trawlerboys boss Ady Gallagher had positive news on the centre-back’s condition today though, saying: “Travis was checked over at hospital and was later sent home.

Travis Cole of Lowestoft Town is injured in the very last second and has to be stretchered off at the end of the Pre-season Friendly match at Crown Meadow, Lowestoft. 
Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Travis Cole of Lowestoft Town is injured in the very last second and has to be stretchered off at the end of the Pre-season Friendly match at Crown Meadow, Lowestoft. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

“He had mild concussion and has a stiff neck but is fine. We would like to thank the Norwich City medical staff for their excellent assistance.”

Travis Cole of Lowestoft Town is injured in the very last second and has to be stretchered off at the end of the Pre-season Friendly match at Crown Meadow, Lowestoft. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd Travis Cole of Lowestoft Town is injured in the very last second and has to be stretchered off at the end of the Pre-season Friendly match at Crown Meadow, Lowestoft. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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