Over the weekend, John Egan made his first appearance for Brentford since December 16th. The Ireland international was out of action due to a concussion - his second of the season.
Egan's first concussion this season was sustained during a 3-0 win against Bolton and September 23rd. He played just 15 minutes of that game. The injury kept him out of the Brentford team until October 14th.
"The concussion hit me for six really and it has taken a while to get better. The medical team were great with me," Egan told GetWestLondon.co.uk.
“They were very patient and the gaffer as well. It took a few weeks to get my head right. It's great to be back out there and back fit and healthy. Hopefully that can continue.
"It was my second one of the season. It took a bit longer than normal to heal. Concussion is a bit of a grey area."
The 25-year-old made a couple of unsuccessful attempts to return over the past seven weeks.
No scans can determine the extent. It's all about how you're feeling. I tried to return to play a couple of times and I wasn't feeling great.
These things worry you at the time so hopefully I've come out of it stronger.
Egan said that as a centre-back, you have to put your body on the line. These two recent concussions will not changing his attitude on the pitch.
"You try and have a look at stuff and see how people have got better. The main thing is time.
"Going to see the specialist which the club sorted out was good for my head. He was able to tell me it'd be fine but it'd take longer than expected.
“No footballer wants to be injured but it's part and parcel of the game. You have to take your time and get back right."