Former Crewe Alexander defender Nicky Hunt has been released from hospital after he suffered an injury scare in a National League North Game.
Hunt fell awkwardly after a collision with an opposition player and was treated on the pitch for almost an hour where it was revealed he was unconscious.
In an update on Twitter this morning Darlington have confirmed the defender has now returned home.
Hunt was given the all clear after a series of scans on his head and neck.
Hunt signed for the Alex in 2018 and left to join Darlington for the beginning of the 2020 season. Hunt made 47 appearances for The Railwaymen scoring one goal.
The game was abandoned and Darlington issued a statement at the time (November 10th) saying:
We would like to update you on the serious injury to Darlington defender Nicky Hunt.
Following an incident on the field near the end of the match, Nicky was left unconscious and needed lengthy treatment for a head injury from the physios of both clubs and medical staff. He was taken to hospital at 11pm by ambulance.
We would like to thank the excellent care and prompt action which was taken by the physios of both clubs, and the Darlington FC safety staff and stewards.
Our thoughts are with Nicky and his family. We will update everybody when we can.