REECE Lyon is out of Morton’s clash with Inverness Caley Thistle after suffering a head injury against Partick Thistle. 

The midfield dynamo was forced off four minutes into Friday night’s crunch game after a nasty clash of heads with Thistle left-back James Penrice, which left Lyon sprawled on the turf and in need of medical attention.

The Ton midfielder was able to walk off the pitch and he was sent to hospital for further tests. 

Lyon was pictured watching the game on his phone whilst having the necessary tests carried out before heading back to Cappielow before full-time after being given the all clear.

Lyon has confirmed that he will miss this Friday’s game against Inverness but is keen to be back for next week’s Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup tie against the same opponents.

He told the Tele: “Unfortunately I’ll not be fit for Friday due to the severity of the knock I took, but I’m hoping to be back in for the cup game next week.

“I’ve been told to rest this week, and at the most walk to try and get myself recovered and hopefully get myself fit for next Saturday.

“I’m quite lucky to be honest as it could’ve been a lot worse, especially with the way I hit the ground.
“It gave me and my family quite a fright, especially because I got knocked out, but thankfully I’m all good now.”
Lyon thanked the medical staff at IRH who saw him quickly so he could make it back to the ground for full-time to congratulate his team-mates.

He said: “I can’t thank the hospital staff enough.

“They were really good with me and had me seen to within five minutes and had me away to get back to the ground for the final five minutes to see the boys in the dressing room at full-time.

“I was aware of what was going on in the game and I knew we’d managed to come back to be winning 3-2 as I was watching the game on my phone.

“I was keen to get back to see what the gaffer had to say after the game.

“Thankfully I was able to be there at full-time.

“Everyone was buzzing in the changing room after the game because we had tried so hard to get the goals and I think it was the 73rd minute that we scored in.

"It was brilliant for us to do that and it shows that everyone is buying into what the gaffer wants us to do.”