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Clermont wing Ezeala to be released from hospital

By Peter Thompson
Clermont Auvergne wing Samuel Ezeala

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Samuel Ezeala is to be released from hospital after scans showed the Clermont Auvergne wing was not seriously injured in Sunday’s Top 14 hammering by Racing.

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There were concerns for the 18-year-old debutant when he was floored with a head injury attempting to tackle Virimi Vakatawa.

Ezeala’s head took the full impact of Vakatawa, running at full tilt, and he was knocked out during the leaders’ 58-6 victory.

The teenager was treated on the field while officials held a white sheet up so he was out of view before he was carried off on a stretcher.

Clermont confirmed later on Sunday that he had regained consciousness and offered a positive update on Monday.

The club posted a picture on their Twitter account with the player giving a thumbs up in Beaujon Hospital, where he will be kept in under surveillance on Monday and should be discharged on Tuesday.

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