To get stretchered off and then do a post-match interview with the media is a massive rarity, but it was a big positive in more way than one to speak to Cameron Borthwick-Jackson after the game against AFC Wimbledon.
From one perspective, the Iron had just registered three points in a hard-fought 3-2 victory and, from another, the Manchester United loanee had completed assessments after his early withdrawal following concussion.
The 21-year-old gave his reaction following the injury to iFollow Iron: “I feel fine. It was a bit of a weird one. I remember the free-kick coming in beforehand but after that I don’t have a clue what has gone on. I’ll have to watch the clip back, but hopefully I’ll be okay.
“I remember the ball coming into the box and there being a block on me. I’ve had to get to the header because there was a guy behind me. I knew I was going to get clattered, but that’s what you have to do in football.
“It’s the first time I’ve been knocked out. I think it was the actual impact from the other player. Apparently I was out cold in mid-air. Fortunately, I landed the way I did. It could’ve been a lot worse.”
In his post-match interview, Iron manager Stuart McCall praised the left-back for his defending of the free-kick which led to the injury, stating it was just like scoring a goal.
“He (Stuart) came into the dressing room and said how well I did, so that’s a bonus. I just have to make sure I’m okay now,” he continued.
“It’s just a case of being patient. With the way football is now, you have to go through all the checks and all the procedures. Hopefully it won’t be too long though.”
The defender completed his assessments and was able to stand in the tunnel for the final 20 minutes of the encounter as United claimed their first three points since the opening day of the season.
He also spoke of his replacement, Lewis Butroid, and the competition he can give him should he have to miss out in the forthcoming week.
“The win is definitely good for the confidence. We needed it,” he stated.
“It’s always good to have that competition, so it’s good that he has come on and got some minutes as well.”
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