Tom Knowles is a doubt for Yeovil Town’s next two matches after suffering concussion in the 1-1 draw at home to Dover Athletic.

The midfielder went off after an altercation with visiting defender Danny Collinge who was only booked for the incident with Glovers’ boss Darren Sarll called “reckless, forceful and over the top.

The boss said he could be without the 23-year-old for the next two matches, but, if the injury is confirmed as concussion, it could see him miss the next three.

Speaking after the match, the manager said: “Hulk Hogan (Collinge) put him on the shoulder and slammed him in to the floor and Tom now has concussion and will be touch and go for the next two games.

Tom Knowles in action for Yeovil Town.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

“I’m not sure how the officials saw that as a booking, I would say that was reckless, forceful, over the top because wee Tom has just been slammed on his head.

The FA’s guidelines on concussion say players confirmed as suffering concussion cannot play for 19 days in total

That would put Knowles out for next Tuesday’s trip to Wrexham, the FA Cup second round tie at home to Stevenage next weekend, and the National League home fixture with Barnet on December 11.

If the injury is confirmed as concussion, that could mean that Knowles may not return until the FA Trophy third round match on December 18.

There are some specific circumstances where players can return from concussion after six days, but, if it is confirmed as concussion, it seems likely we will be without Knowles for some time.

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