Cipriani out of hospital after being hit by a bus

Former England and Sale Sharks flyhalf Danny Cipriani has been discharged from hospital after being hit by a bus while on a night out in Leeds.

Sale Sharks have said that the former England international suffered concussion and was kept in hospital overnight to undergo X-rays and his condition isn’t life-threatening.

Pictures in the local media showed Cipriani being treated by paramedics while lying on a stretcher in front of a bus, whose entire front widescreen was damaged in the incident late Wednesday.

“A pedestrian suddenly ran into the road and collided with a First Bus travelling at a safe speed,” a statement from the bus company read.

“The police have investigated this incident and have reported that First and its driver are not at fault.

“We understand the pedestrian is an England rugby international, and we wish him a speedy recovery.”

Local media also said that 25-year-old Cipriani was out with his Sale teammates on a student pub crawl and was wearing fancy dress.

Cipriani was widely considered the next big thing when he made a stunning international debut in 2008 but he fell out of favor with his national team in Martin Johnson’s reign, with his form affected by fitness and off-the-field issues.

He recently returned to English club rugby after a spell with Melbourne Rebels in Australia.

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