West Ham’s Taylor on the mend after being knocked-out

West Ham midfielder Matthew Taylor has targeted the clash with Chelsea later this month after being knocked unconscious at Stoke on Saturday.

West Ham midfielder Matthew Taylor has targeted the clash with Chelsea later this month after being knocked unconscious at Stoke on Saturday.

"I am not too bad. My head is fine and I am feeling a lot better," the 31 year old said.

"It is the first time I have been knocked out in my career, or in my life for that matter, that I can recall. I don't remember walking off or anything, which was a bit scary.

"But it was just one of those things and Crouchy clearly didn't mean to do it. There was no malice on his behalf."

"I feel fine and it is just a protocol to follow now to get back training," added Taylor.

"Obviously with no game this weekend, I can take my time and get fit to return to training next week, all things being well."

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