Thompson speaks out on being left unconscious in Talbot clash

Nathan Thompson feels Drew Talbot wasn't to blame for their aerial clash. Picture: Joe Pepler
Nathan Thompson feels Drew Talbot wasn't to blame for their aerial clash. Picture: Joe Pepler
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Nathan Thompson cleared Drew Talbot of any blame after being left unconscious.

Thompson believes the fault lied with him after the aerial collision with his Pompey team-mate against Oldham.

The 26-year-old was taken to hospital after being left out cold, but explained he feels he was in the wrong.

Thompson said: ‘It was a freak incident. Nothing like that has ever happened to me before.

‘I didn’t know where Drew was. I should have commanded the situation and made a louder call.

‘In fairness to him, I was in his position and he was heading it. It was totally my fault.

‘I watched it back and I felt sorry for him. It’s not nice to see your team-mate down in that way.

‘Drew messaged me that evening and told me he was thinking about me and had hurt his jaw. I completely take responsibility for what happened, though.

‘Each concussion is different and affects people in different ways, but it’s positive that I recovered okay and feel fine now.’