Former Rangers star Matt Polster has returned to action for MLS side New England Revolution after a worrying head knock sustained last month.
The versatile defensive midfielder made his return to action from the bench as his new side defeated Ronny Deila’s New York City FC 2-1.
WE BACK! +3☑️ https://t.co/WRPvtCOdcf
— Matthew Ryan Polster (@MattPolster) October 11, 2020
There were real fears for Polster, 27, after he was end of a nasty knock as D.C. United star Yordy Reyna caught him in the head with a stray heel back on September 28th.
Yordy Reyna viene jugando de mediocampista en su debut con DC United. Cuando acababa la primera mitad, en un contraataque Yordy golpea en la cara casualmente con el botín derecho a Matt Polster quien tuvo que ser sustituido y llevado para revisión por precaución.@SportsPulso pic.twitter.com/wQUgJjxfE9
— Nick Negrini (@NickNegriniG) September 28, 2020
After recovering from the nasty knock, likeable American international Polster took to Twitter to reveal he’d been diagnosed with a “concussion”.
The ex-Chicago Fire man described the incident as a “scary moment”, thanking the medical staff for taking care of him and congratulating his teammates for securing a 2-0 win.
Scary moment on the pitch last night.
Diagnosed with a concussion.
Can’t say I remember much, but feeling better today. Thank you to both team medical staff for acting quickly and taking care of me.
Glad the boys got the 3 points!
Thank you for all the messages
👊🏼 #NERevs pic.twitter.com/TTHsEbQ6QE
— Matthew Ryan Polster (@MattPolster) September 28, 2020
The likeable former Ibrox midfielder’s return to the New England Revolution side will come as a major boost to manager Bruce Arena and a relief to Polster himself.
The player had been settling into life in New England very well prior to the incident with his performances earning good reviews from the Revolution’s supporters.
The only real blot on Polster’s copybook came against Philadelphia Union where the player picked up an unfortunate red card in a 2-1 defeat.
Polster spent 18 months at Rangers but joined the MLS club in the summer in search of more first-team opportunities in a reported £300k deal [Scottish Sun].