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Vancouver Whitecaps' Reo-Coker admits: Bike rack incident was embarrassing

Nigel Reo-Coker has tried to laugh off his recent trip over a bike rack in downtown Vancouver.

The 29-year old English midfielder sustained a mild concussion and a gash on his face when he tripped when walking in Vancouver on Sunday, March 25.

The former Aston Villa and West Ham United man missed the 2-1 win over Houston Dynamo on the weekend but could return for Saturday night's home meeting with Colorado Rapids after returning to training this week.

Reo-Coker admitted sustaining the bang on his head wasn't ideal while saying he simply made a mistake in what has ended up being a fairly humorous situation.

"It was embarrassing," Reo-Coker told reportes after a training session. "But I've had worse.

"I should just be paying more attention to where I was going. Outside of football is my own personal time, and [it's] embarrassing, in a way slightly a funny story, but I've lived to tell the tale."

Reo-Coker added: "I had a little accident.

"I wasn't paying attention, went over a bike rack and smashed my head against the concrete, cement, and I had a serious gash in my head, and suffered a little concussion.

"That's exactly what happened.

"There's tests that have to be conducted and done. Today I'm outside, did some ball work, did non-contact stuff, and that's what it's going to be for the next three days.

"We'll see how I am at the end of the week."

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