Scunthorpe boss Alan Knill has revealed that he could have been killed when he cracked his head on the floor in a freak bicycle accident caused by a squirrel, reports the Guardian. Knill, whose side lie bottom of League One after losing their opening six games, told BBC Radio Humberside that the furry animal got stuck in his wheels and sent him cartwheeling over the handlebars.

"I got hit by a squirrel," said Knill said. "I went over the top of my bike and landed on my head, shoulder and neck.

"I saw it run into the road but couldn't do anything about it and it just hit my wheel and stuck in my wheel and hit my brakes.

"For a minute, I thought I might have been in trouble because I landed on my head. Then, all of a sudden, I thought: 'I'm not, I'm alive!'"

He continued: "Fortunately my collar bone is OK but I am pretty bruised. I could be dead and it's so stupid. I'm not and you have to put things into perspective."

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