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Stoke keeper Sorensen accepts Hutton apology

Stoke City goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen admits he feared for his career after his clash with Tottenham fullback Alan Hutton last week.

Sorensen is ready to face Manchester City tomorrow with 15 stitches in a gash under his eye caused by the studs of Spurs' Hutton.

Chelsea star Cech was out for three months when he fractured his skull in a clash with Stephen Hunt at Reading two years ago.

Dane Sorensen, 32, said: "It is like the Petr Cech situation. Head injuries are always dangerous and I was lucky - I could have lost an eye.

"Hutton has apologised and as far as I am concerned it is now over.

"He said he did not intend to hurt me and I have to accept that. I would just hope in future all players will be more careful and cautious in situations where they cannot win the ball.

"It has been a difficult week. My wife was relieved when I was able to walk off the pitch. It is still sore but the swelling has gone down and I have been training.

"I don't think there will be any psychological effects. I want to play against City on Sunday and if there is another situation like that, I'll still come out for the ball."

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