Football: Warhurst off danger list after brain scan

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PAUL WARHURST, the Sheffield Wednesday player whose life was in danger after he was knocked unconscious in an accidental collision during Sheffield Wednesday's 8-1 Uefa Cup win over Spora Luxembourg on Wednesday, was declared off the danger list after a brain scan in a Sheffield hospital yesterday.

Warhurst, 22, was detained overnight after being unconscious for 20 minutes following a collision with the Spora goalkeeper as he headed Wednesday's seventh goal. He had a fit after collapsing and swallowing his tongue, and his life was saved by the prompt reactions of Wednesday's former England physiotherapist, Alan Smith.

'The scan was clear, which is good news,' Smith said. 'He will be staying in hospital for a further 24 hours.'

The former England Under-21 international faces about a month out of action. Two midfielders, Chris Bart-Williams (groin strain) and Graham Hyde (virus) also joined the Hillsborough sick list after the Uefa Cup game.

The atmosphere was happier at White Hart Lane yesterday, where Tottenham Hotspur plc announced a pounds 2.6m profit for the last financial year, which does not take into account the pounds 5.5m received from the sale of Paul Gascoigne to Lazio. The previous year Spurs lost pounds 1.7m.