Toby Faletau given all-clear after neck injury in Ospreys-Dragons game
TOBY Faletau has received the all-clear after the neck injury he suffered playing for the Dragons in the Pro12 encounter with the Ospreys in Swansea.
The Wales and Lions forward was hurt while attempting to tackle Eli Walker early in the second half.
Play was held up for ten minutes before Faletau was stretchered off and taken to hospital for assessment.
But after an X-ray and a CT scan he was allowed home in the early hours of Saturday.
The 26-cap No. 8, who received a standing ovation as he was taken from the field, took to Twitter to announce there wasn't a lasting problem.
"Thanks to both Dragons and Ospreys physios. Nothing too serious," said the 22-year-old.
Dragons team manager Rob Beale said: "He had an X-ray and a CT scan and everything was clear.
"He left hospital at 2.30am. He was a bit sore, but everything was okay."
Faletau appeared to bump his head on a team-mate's thigh as he attempted to tackle Walker.
The Ospreys scored a bonus-point 40-17 win in the Welsh derby, with Justin Tipuric (2) and Scott Baldwin claiming touchdowns and a penalty try.
"We're pleased with the win, but there are still areas to work on," said forwards coach Chris Gibbes.