Being a trialist obviously should have come with a health warning for former Scunthorpe United and Carlisle United left-winger Andy Welsh. Making his return to Huish Park on trial on Saturday after a three years away, he played the first half of Yeovil Town's 1-1 draw with Reading.
Unfortunately for Andy, his time on the pitch was sharply curtailed after an innocent collision with Reading's Nick Blackman that left both on the deck as the half time whistle blew, and some concern at Welshy's condition given that he took a few minutes before he moved, with medical staff heading onto the pitch to treat him, and ultimately a stretcher being needed.
Thankfully, after a bit of medical attention in the club's first aid room, and a number of stitches in a forehead wound, Welshy was well enough to send a couple of Tweets out confirming that he was in good health, saying "I'm fine. Really enjoyed the game and thanks for all your support as always" although as the picture on his profile below shows, he was a bit battered and bruised.
Whether he can head a football during the next few days is rather questionable, meaning that he'll probably need some further checks to see if he is able to feature in Tuesday night's home match against Bristol Rovers. But thankfully bruising and a bit of blood appear to be the only major damage.
Andy Welsh - looking a bit dazed and bruised after the game.