Pacific’s Djenairo Daniels Recovering From Concussion
The crowd at Starlight Stadium went quiet this weekend after Pacific forward Djenairo Daniels was attended to on the pitch for nearly half an hour.
Suffering a head injury, the forward was taken to hospital as a precaution following the incident, with his condition at the time being described as ‘stable and improving’.
After a brief break in play that saw both teams return to the locker room, the match was finished with Easton Ongaro coming on in his stead and the Tridents losing out two-nil to visiting side Fore FC.
Monday saw the confirmation that the 21-year-old forward had suffered a minor concussion. While he’s still under concussion protocol, he appears to be recovering well and was watching from the sidelines during the club’s training session yesterday.
“I’m overwhelmed with all the kind messages of support,” said Daniels himself. “I appreciate you all – I’m feeling better each day and can’t wait to be back on the pitch.”
The former Netherlands U-18 forward is in the midst of his second season clad in purple, having joined Pacific as a free agent following his time with Jong Utrecht. The sizable six-foot-three attacker procured three goals last season, with 2023 seeing him tally one so far in an earlier match against Forge.
While the club didn’t provide a timeline on his expected return, it’s good to see that Daniels seems to be recovering well and in good spirits. When Canadian youngster Ali Ahmed suffered a concussion last month, he missed about twenty days of action – if it’s a similar timeline for Daniels, he’s likely to stay in place while the club travels to Winnipeg and Halifax.
Pacific FC are second in league standings, having dropped their lead at the top of the table after going winless in its last five matches.
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