West Ham defender Potts released from hospital

The 18-year-old was knocked unconscious following a collision with Bacary Sagna during the Hammers 5-1 defeat to Arsenal, but scans have revealed no serious damage

West Ham defender Dan Potts has been released from hospital after suffering a nasty head injury during the Hammers' 5-1 defeat to Arsenal on Wednesday evening.

The 18-year-old was briefly knocked unconscious after colliding with Bacary Sagna, leading to 10 minutes of on-field treatment before being stretchered from the pitch.

The former England Under-19 international spent the night in hospital and, with scans revealing no serious damage, Potts was discharged.

A statement on the club’s official website read: "We can confirm that Dan Potts has now left hospital and will be spending the next few days resting."

The youngster added: "A big thank you to everyone for their support and messages. Hopefully I am looking forward to feeling better over the next few days."

"There will be a period of rest for Potts before he is allowed to start light work back in the gym.

"West Ham would like to thank the London Ambulance Service, the on-site pitch rescue team and everyone at Arsenal who helped in making sure Potts was taken to hospital as quickly as possible."