Brown refuses to blame Uhlenbeek
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Cresswell needed stitches to his face and was suffering from whiplash when he crashed into advertising boards following a shoulder challenge with the Dutchman during the 1-1 draw at Valley Parade.
Cresswell was taken to hospital for treatment but was well enough to travel back with his team-mates following the match on Saturday.
The incident caused angry scenes involving Cresswell's strike partner Ricardo Fuller, who tried to get at Uhlenbeek for the challenge and the Jamaican was duly sent off.
However, the former Scotland manager refused to point the finger of blame at Uhlenbeek.
Brown told the Bradford official website: "Richard seemed to be pushed into the hoardings but it wasn't malicious.
"I'm not faulting the opponent, it's a natural thing to do to help the other player on his way with the momentum they had.
"I'm not apportioning blame because things like that happen in football matches."
Cresswell himself stated to the Preston official website that he is recovering well from the incident, despite initially losing consciousness from the impact with the advertising boards.
Cresswell said: "I'm fine. I've had eight stitches in my mouth and my neck is a bit sore, but I should be back training in a couple of days, I just have to make sure I don't get a kick in the mouth.
"I was out for about 30 seconds, but I was awake when they took me to hospital.
"I watched the video yesterday and it showed I was clearly pushed into the wall."