ARGYLE manager John Sheridan has paid tribute to physio Paul Atkinson following the Pilgrims’ medical man’s swift action in dealing with forward Marvin Morgan’s illness this week.Marvin was taken ill on Tuesday morning during training on the Home Park pitch on Tuesday morning, the day after Argyle’s 2-1 Sky Bet League 2 defeat by AFC Wimbledon.
“He just went down,” said John. “I wasn’t there when it happened – the first-team players that played in the game were in the gym – but luckily Paul was there, so Paul dealt with it.
“He was straight on top of it and did what he had to do. That’s his job. All the players were ushered away and it was dealt with by the medical department. It was important that Paul was there and it did help Marvin.”
The striker, who was 31 earlier this month, was taken to Derriford Hospital where has spent two nights as he undergoes, and awaits the results of, medical tests.
“Whatever treatment he needs now...hopefully he will make a full recovery,” said John, who revealed that Marvin had not been feeling well for some time prior to Tuesday.
“He was off ill a week with flu – whether he’s recovered fully from that is my diagnosis as a manager, but he’s with Paul; Paul knows all the details and hopefully, when everything is sorted out, he’ll get to know what happened and why it happened.”
Everyone at Home Park joins with the Green Army in wishing Marvin a speedy and full recovery.