Cove Rangers assistant manager Graeme Mathieson is hopeful Jordon Brown will be able to attend tomorrow’s Betfred Cup game against Hearts.
Brown was rushed to hospital after being knocked unconscious following an accidental collision with Aberdeen defender Andrew Considine in Sunday’s friendly to officially open Cove’s new Balmoral Stadium.
The Dons were leading the game 2-1 when the match was abandoned following the incident.
Mathieson said everyone at Cove was relieved when they heard Brown had received the all-clear and was discharged from hospital.
Mathieson said: “The opening of the new stadium was supposed to be a great day but it all paled into insignificance after the injury to Jordon.
“It was actually a great atmosphere at the game. It was great Aberdeen had agreed to play the match and then something like that happened. It was a total shock for everyone at the club.
“Fortunately all the CT scans were clear. Jordon is back home but he will need to be monitored closely over the next 48 hours.
“Hopefully he will be up to watch the Hearts game on Wednesday.
“The most important thing is Jordon is OK. The medical staff were fantastic. We can’t thank the medical team from Aberdeen enough as well as our own physio Jenni Butler who was amazing.
“We have got to stick to the criteria for head knocks and give him time.
“We will have to hold him back because, knowing the type of player Jordon is, he will be desperate to get back training and playing but you have got to give it the time required after an injury like that.
“We have a few weeks until we start the Highland League games but he will be really disappointed to miss out on the games we have coming up, especially the Hearts game.”