Harlequins fly-half Demetri Catrakilis will not need surgery despite suffering a fractured bone in his throat during Saturday’s 28-17 Premiership victory over Gloucester.
Catrakilis was making just his second appearance for Quins and opened the scoring with a penalty at Twickenham Stoop before taking an opposition shoulder to his neck.
Director of rugby John Kingston confirmed after the match the 28-year-old had been taken to hospital having struggled to breathe on the pitch.
Quins have announced Catrakilis remains under observation but will not need an operation.
“The fracture does not require surgery and Harlequins will provide a further update when available.”
There is no timeframe on Catrakilis’ potential return to action.