Quade Cooper discharged from hospital

Wallabies and Reds flyhalf Quade Cooper has been discharged from hospital after he was stretchered off the field wearing a Rugby Injuryneck brace near the end of a Super Rugby warm up match at Ballymore.

Cooper was sent to hospital for precautionary scans last night, following a tackle in the last minute of their pre-season match against the Melbourne Rebels and was kept overnight and had X-rays, which showed no sign of any fractures.

The flyhalf underwent an MRI scan this morning and preliminary results indicate there is no serious damage. Reds’ medical staff expect to know the full results of the scan on Monday morning.

While a little stiff and sore from the collision, Cooper is out of hospital and mobile.

The Reds says that once the full results of the MRI scan are known they will give an update on Cooper’s status.

Earlier Reds coach Richard Graham said the injury probably wasn’t serious and Cooper may play in the Reds’ season opener next weekend against the Brumbies.

Graham said Cooper was alert and in good spirits, but scan results were needed before he could be cleared of a serious injury.

The Super Rugby warm up match was won 18-13 by the Rebels.


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