Ex-Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United defender Tom Lees stretchered off with concussion during Huddersfield Town's Boxing Day clash with Blackpool

Huddersfield Town defender Tom Lees was stretchered off with concussion during the Terriers' Boxing Day clash with Blackpool FC.

Lees was carried off by the medical team after 41 minutes following a collision with Gary Madine on 33 minutes.

Terriers defender Harry Toffolo was booked for dissent by the referee after expressing his frustration that play had not been stopped for Lees to receive treatment.

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The 31-year-old, who has previously played for Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United, was attended to for eight minutes before being taken off and replaced by Oliver Turton.

INJURY CONCERN: For Tom Lees, right. Picture: PA Wire.INJURY CONCERN: For Tom Lees, right. Picture: PA Wire.
INJURY CONCERN: For Tom Lees, right. Picture: PA Wire.

Lees will miss this week’s matches at Nottingham Forest and Blackburn Rovers through concussion protocols but his injury is not as serious as feared.

“The medical team tell me he is fine, he is stable,” said head coach Carlos Corberan. “We’re going to follow the medical protocol but they tell me there’s nothing to be worried about.”

The Terriers were already without Levi Colwill ahead of kick off after he was ruled out by an illness which was not Covid-19.

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Jerry Yates put Blackpool ahead after one minute but Huddersfield levelled through Danny Ward two minutes later.

Madine restored the visitors' lead 15 minutes later as Blackpool remained a goal ahead at half time. However, a red card for Jordan Gabriel after 61 minutes turned the game on its head before Sorba Thomas scored twice in the final 10 minutes to win the game for Huddersfield.

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