Blackpool chief executive Ben Mansford tried to see Dan Grimshaw after his derby-day injury at Preston. However, hospital protocols prevented him seeing Grimshaw. After a delay of 10 minutes, the goalkeeper was taken to hospital. He was caught by Cameron Archer in the early part of last week’s Championship clash. PNE won it 1-0. Grimshaw sustained a concussion. Mansard left the director’s room to check on Grimshaw.
Mail Online reports that Mansford was not allowed to enter the hospital due to staff following protocols that prevent visitors from entering. The Seasiders chief was made to return home to Lytham, but he stressed the positive mentality of everyone at Blackpool.
Grimshaw was released from hospital, but he missed the Blackburn Rovers weekend draw due to the head injury. Grimshaw is being treated at home by the Seasiders. They will continue to monitor him daily to assess his progress and determine when he can return to action.
“Daniel Grimshaw is at home. He was discharged from the hospital in the morning (post-PNE). “He’s at home, he has had the occasional dizzi spell during the day but it couldn’t have been worse so we just need to give him as much time possible,” Blackpool boss Neil Critchley stated.
Slow recovery. Keep assessing him daily and eventually, hopefully slowly integrating him into training. This will be done step-by-step but for now he is at home resting.
He had been concussed. Daniel Grimshaw was not able to remember where he was at all times. His memory would be intact after the game, but he might have trouble recalling details. We have to follow the correct protocols. He has had concussion. Naturally, we have to do what is best for Daniel’s health.
After colliding with Preston star Cameron Archer, the game was stopped almost ten minutes later. Blackpool’s medical team raced to the scene to treat the Salford-born ace. Grimshaw was then placed on a stretcher and received applause from both sides.