Toby Faletau: Neck injury nothing too serious
NEWPORT Gwent Dragons star Toby Faletau has said his injury is “nothing too serious” after being stretchered off in a neck brace at the Liberty Stadium last night.
The Wales and Lions number eight suffered a worrying blow to the head when attempting to tackle Ospreys wing Eli Walker, catching himself on teammate Sam Parry on his way to the ground.
He complained of feeling numb in his left arm was treated for nearly 10 minutes on the pitch before being taken to Morriston Hospital for a scan, which didn’t reveal any major damage.
Faletau tweeted: “Thank you all for your well wishes & thanks to both dragons and ospreys physios. Nothing too serious”
Dr Rohit Kulkarni, the Dragons medical officer, said immediately after the match at the Liberty Stadium that the injury was probably nothing serious.
"He had some pain in his neck and with anyone with a neck injury, particularly on the rugby field, you've got to take extra precautions," he said.
"Our suspicion is there's not much happening but we've got to be very careful, with neck injuries in particular.
"I would suspect by the next day or so we'll have a clearer picture as to what's happening with Toby."
Faletau is set to join up with the Wales squad for the autumn internationals on Monday.
He is the only specialist number eight selected by Warren Gatland, although Ryan Jones, Sam Warburton, Andrew Coombs and Dan Lydiate could all deputise.
Wales open their campaign against South Africa on November 9 before Tests against Argentina, Tonga and Australia.
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