Clermont Auvergne

Clermont kid Ezeala to be released from hospital

Samuel Ezeala is to be released from hospital after scans showed the Clermont Auvergne wing was not seriously injured in the Top 14 hammering of Montpellier.

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 his side's 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 in the day that he had regained consciousness before posting a picture on its Twitter page with the player giving a thumbs up in Beaujon Hospital, where he will be kept in under surveillance on Tuesday and should be discharged by midweek.