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Stags ease Sutton concerns

9 October 2013

Concerns have eased over the health of Mansfield defender Ritchie Sutton after the club confirmed he suffered nothing more serious than concussion against Chesterfield on Tuesday night.

Sutton collided with fellow defender John Dempster and goalkeeper Alan Marriott as they all attempted to clear a Sam Hird cross after 72 minutes, allowing Spireites forward Gary McSheffrey a simple tap-in for the only goal of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie.

While the visitors celebrated, Sutton lay motionless on the ground and the game was stopped for over 10 minutes as the 27-year-old received treatment from Stags physio Simon Murphy and then the paramedics.

He was carried from the pitch on a stretcher and replaced by James Jennings.

Mansfield manager Paul Cox told Press Association Sport: ''It was worrying because it looked quite bad at one stage but thankfully it's just concussion.

''I think he's okay now, it looks like he'll be okay. Hopefully he'll be back at training later in the week.''

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