Heed's Barrow on the mend after horror injury in Luton match.
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GATESHEAD defender Scott Barrow has been given the all-clear after his horror injury against Luton Town on Sunday.
Manager Steve Watson said: "It was a massive blow for everybody about Scotty (Barrow), as a friend and a colleague in what is a tight group.
"It was a bad incident that led to Luton's opening goal just before halftime, but happily he's now up and about."
The Welshman was unconscious for some time and had tests on his head. but was then released from hospital and is now recovering at home.
Barrow was knocked out by Heed goalkeeper Dan Hanford in a head-on collision inside the box that resulted in a 15-minute delay.
The Heed went on to lose the second-round FA Cup-tie at the International Stadium 5-0 to League Two leaders Luton.
"Barrow has been one of the most consistent performers since I came in at Gateshead and we'll not rush him back," added Watson.
"We haven't got another out and out left-back, but have a number of players who can fill in there."
Experienced left-sided defender Jamal Fyfield came on for Barrow against the Hatters but is more of a centre-back.
Normal concussion protocol will now be implemented and Barrow could be out for a couple of weeks.
The 28-year-old will have to pass a concussion test before he can start his seven-day graded return to play and then be given the okay by the club doctor.
Barrow is likely to miss at least the next three games, at home to Woking on Saturday and the following matches against Torquay and Guiseley.