WATCH: 18-Year-Old Clermont Wing KO’d After Horror Collision With Virimi Vakatawa
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Thankfully he’s doing just fine.
18-year-old Clermont winger Samuel Ezeala was introduced to 15 stone Racing 92 centre Virimi Vakatawa over the weekend, after being knocked out cold while attempting to stop the France international at full pace.
Ezeala, who was making his debut, and was only in the Clermont team due to their horrific injury list, was hospitalised following the clash. Vakatawa has since paid a visit to the Spanish winger, gifting him a France international jersey while there.
My brother is feeling better ❤️🙏🏾
Speed recovery my brother
God Bless 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/9qYuLSRNje
— Virimi Vakatawa (@vvakatawa) January 8, 2018
The young winger is now recovering well, with scans showing he suffered no damage.
“Good news on Samuel Ezeala as the MRI scan showed nothing to worry about,” said Clermont in a Twitter post.
#OfficielASM Des nouvelles rassurantes de Samuel Ezeala dont le scanner n’a rien montré d’inquiétant. Sam restera à l hôpital Beaujon sous surveillance toute la journée avant d’être rapatrié demain à Clermont. 👍🏻 pic.twitter.com/10nDHfGfSt
— ASM Rugby (@ASMOfficiel) January 8, 2018
Ezeala is due to remain in hospital on the outskirts of Paris for the rest of the day before returning to Clermont on Tuesday, the club added.
The game itself saw Racing absolutely demolish Clermont 58-6. You can check out the Ezeala incident below.