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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.


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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