Lowe given all-clear
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Swansea City defender Keith Lowe has been given the all-clear with a head injury.
Swansea City are breathing a sigh of relief after loan defender Keith Lowe's head injury was not as serious as first thought.
Lowe, who recently joined the League One club on loan from Championship side Wolves, had to be stretchered off during Tuesday's LDV Vans Trophy Southern Area final, second leg win at Colchester United.
The 20-year-old Wolves player suffered an accidental clash of heads with Swansea team-mate Garry Monk in the second half of the 2-1 win at Layer Road.
Despite the apparent seriousness of the injury, Lowe was given the all-clear and released from hospital on Tuesday evening.
"Keith was in a lot of pain after the clash and felt pins and needles in his hands,'' Swans physio Richie Evans told the club's official website.
"We took him to hospital for precautionary reasons, but he was given the all-clear.
"He's still a bit stiff and we'll have to assess the injury later today. Thankfully, it doesn't seem as serious as first thought.''
Meanwhile, the South Wales club have signed youngster Shaun MacDonald to his first professional contract.
The 17-year-old midfielder signed a two-year deal with The Swans - keeping him at The Liberty Stadium until June 2008.
''I'm delighted because Swansea is the only club I've ever wanted to play for since I was in school,'' said MacDonald.
''The gaffer (Kenny Jackett) hinted a few weeks ago that I would be getting a professional contract, but when he confirmed the deal, it was a dream come true.
"I'll be eternally grateful to him for giving me the chance and now it's up to me to repay that faith.''