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Danny Cipriani hit by a bus, taken to hospital

'I feel like I've been hit by a bus!' Cipriani released from hospital after being hit by a bus on Leeds pub crawl

Cipriani rushed to hospital after being hit by a double-decker bus in Leeds

Sale Sharks fly-half was in fancy dress on 'Otley Run' pub crawl

Agent claims Cipriani 'mis-judged speed bus was travelling at'

Impact of collision smashed front window of bus

Stayed overnight in hospital after series of X-rays but has been released

: Cuts short his contract with Melbourne and returns to England with Sale.

2012: A run of poor form sees him dropped by Sale.

2013: Hospitalised after being struck by a bus while on pub crawl in Leeds city centre.

The windscreen of the bus was broken and a number of paramedics and Yorkshire police attended to Cipriani, whose face was painted as part of his fancy dress costume.

Cipriani's manager James Williamson told The Sun: 'Danny’s spending the night in hospital. X-rays and scans will be carried out overnight.

'He’s obviously in pain. He was running across the road and just misjudged the speed of the bus.'

A bystander told the Leeds Student website: 'It was like a film, (the bus passengers) were all shook up and screaming.'

A
spokesperson for the First Bus company said today: 'A pedestrian
suddenly ran into the road and collided with a First Bus travelling at a
safe speed.

'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.'

While in Australia he was under the spotlight for breaching team discipline on a number of occasions.

Scare: Sale's Danny Cipriani was hit by a bus in Leeds and taken to hospital

Scare: Sale's Danny Cipriani was hit by a bus in Leeds and taken to hospital

Former international: Cipriani has failed to establish himself in the England set-up

Former international: Cipriani has failed to establish himself in the England set-up

Season cut short

Cipriani will miss just the one remaining fixture for Sale this season. But it's a big one.

The Sharks were scheduled to face his former club Wasps at the Salford City Stadium on May 4.

Cipriani landed in hot water in 2011 for taking a bottle of vodka from the bar of a local nightspot without paying for it and was later stood down for a month for breaching team curfews and failing to turn up to training.

Cipriani and actress girlfriend Kelly Brook, 33, and recently rekindled their relationship after she split from former rugby star Thom Evans.

While he was on his pub crawl, the model and actress was filming the latest episode of TV show 'Celebrity Juice' at the Riverside studios in Hammersmith. She returned home after the filming.

Love match: Cipriani and Kelly Brook rekindled their relationship after splitting up

Love match: Cipriani and Kelly Brook rekindled their relationship after splitting up

All smiles: Kelly Brook arrives at the studios to record Celebrity Juice with fellow team captain Holly WilloughbyDanny Cipriani being hospitalised

All smiles: Kelly Brook arrives at the studios to record Celebrity Juice with fellow team captain Holly Willoughby

All smiles: Kelly Brook arrives at the studios to record Celebrity Juice with fellow team captain Holly Willoughby

Knockout: Brook is back with Cipriani after the pair split up when he left to play for Melbourne Rebels in Australia

Knockout: Brook is back with Cipriani after the pair split up when he left to play for Melbourne Rebels

Out at last: Cipriani tweets to his fans after leaving hospital

Out at last: Cipriani tweets to his fans after leaving hospital

So, just what is the Otley Run…

The Otley Run is a pub crawl which wings its way from the student-populated areas of Headingley in Leeds, back into the city centre campuses.

There is no defined route, but a number of pubs make up the traditional locations for the booze-filled student party.

It's a drunken all-dayer which typically sees those involved in fancy dress partying at up to 16 pubs heading into the city – and usually finishing up at one of the campus bars.

A selection of pubs which feature regularly on the Otley Run:

Woodies Ale House, Far HeadingleyThe Three Horseshoes, Far HeadingleyThe New Inn, Far HeadingleyHeadingley Taps, HeadingleyCitrus Bar, HeadingleyThe Arc, HeadingleyThe Box, HeadingleyThe Skyrack, Headingley The Original Oak, HeadingleyThe Hyde Park Pub, Hyde Park CornerThe Library, Woodhouse LaneThe Packhorse, Woodhouse LaneThe Eldon, Woodhouse LaneThe Fenton, Woodhouse LaneStrawberry Fields, Woodhouse LaneThe Dry Dock, Woodhouse Lane
Booze cruise: Cipriani was on a pub crawl through Leeds (but not with any of these revellers)

Pub crawl

Massadio Haidara could return against Fulham after Callum McManaman"s horror tackle

Haidara could be back NEXT WEEK after speedy recovery from McManaman's lunge

By
Graeme Yorke

PUBLISHED:

15:30 GMT, 28 March 2013

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UPDATED:

16:04 GMT, 28 March 2013

Massadio Haidara could return to action next week after the Newcastle defender was on the receiving end of a horror tackle from Wigan's Callum McManaman

Fortunately for the 21-year-old and Newcastle, the French defender could feature against Fulham next weekend, but will miss Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash at Manchester City.

Pardew, while surprised at comments made
by Wigan chairman Dave Whelan and manager Roberto Martinez after the
game, was simply relieved not to have lost his January signing for
several months.

Ouch: Massadio Haidara was carried off after a lunge from Callum McManaman

Ouch: Massadio Haidara was carried off after a lunge from Callum McManaman

Got away with it: Callum McManaman was not punished by referee Mark Halsey or the FA for this tackle

Got away with it: Callum McManaman was not punished by referee Mark Halsey or the FA for this tackle

Asked if either the club or the defender had received an apology from the Latics, he said: 'No, I don't think so.

'I was a little bit surprised at the manager's and the chairman's
comments that it was a fair challenge – I think everybody else could see
that it wasn't. But that's opinion and I can understand them wanting to
defend their player.

'It would be interesting to know what their opinion would have been if
it was Cheick Tiote on [James] McCarthy, their outstanding young
midfield player.

'But it is what it is, it's done and we move on to another game.'

Haidara lies in agony on the ground

Agony: Massadio Haidara left the field on a stretcher but thankfully has not suffered serious damage

Agony: Massadio Haidara left the field on a stretcher but thankfully has not suffered serious damage
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Head down: Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is concerned McManaman has taken too much flak

Head down: Wigan manager Roberto Martinez is concerned McManaman has taken too much flak

Pardew also
renewed his calls for the Premier League to employ professional
assistant referees in the wake of McManaman’s controversial challenge.

Pardew’s belief that referees should
team up with full-time assistants was only strengthened in the wake of
the incident at the DW Stadium during which the French
full back was carried off with what looked at the time like a serious
knee injury.

Unsighted referee Mark Halsey took no
action over the tackle, and McManaman escaped retrospective action
because one of the officials did have a clear view and deemed it fair.

Haidara's fellow full backs Mathieu Debuchy and Davide Santon are also on Newcastle's casualty list for the trip to the Etihad.

Back in action: Toon captain Fabricio Coloccini trains in the Newcastle gym

Back in action: Toon captain Fabricio Coloccini trains in the Newcastle gym

Back in action: Toon captain Fabricio Coloccini trains in the Newcastle gym

Gary Mabbutt rushed to hospital after circulation blockage in left leg

Former Spurs skipper Mabbutt rushed to hospital after circulation blockage in leg

By
Sam Cunningham

PUBLISHED:

12:59 GMT, 21 March 2013

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UPDATED:

14:05 GMT, 21 March 2013

Tottenham Hotspur legend Gary Mabbutt was rushed to hospital for an emergency operation on a circulation blockage in his left leg.

The former captain was omitted to King's College Hospital, London, where he had a successful peripheral artery bypass operation. He will remain in hospital for two weeks while he recovers.

In a statement Tottenham said: 'The club are delighted to report that Gary Mabbutt is now making a successful recovery from an emergency operation to cure a circulation blockage in his left leg.

Crowning moment: Gary Mabbutt lifts the FA Cup in 1991

Crowning moment: Gary Mabbutt lifts the FA Cup in 1991

Everybody at the club would like to wish him a full and speedy recovery, while Gary himself would like to thank his dedicated medical team and staff at King's College.'

Mabbutt, who started his career at Bristol Rovers in 1979, spent 16 years at Tottenham between 1982 and 1998.

At the north London club he won the 1984 UEFA Cup and lifted the FA Cup as captain in 1991.

Concern: Mabbutt was rushed to hospital after a circulation blockage

Concern: Mabbutt was rushed to hospital after a circulation blockage

He made more than 450 appearances for Spurs and also won 16 caps for England.

The 51-year-old broke his leg in the opening game of the 1996-97 season, did not play again that year and decided to retire from the game at the end of the following campaign.

In his last match for the club he was made captain for the final nine minutes.

At the time of his retirement, aged 37, he was the longest-serving player at Tottenham.

Former Spurs team-mate Gary Lineker added on Twitter: 'Gary Mabbutt has had emergency surgery. Don't know details, but I do know there is no man more gutsy than Mabbs. Get well soon.'

Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood making good progress after heart attack

Arsenal chairman Hill-Wood making good progress after suffering heart attack

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UPDATED:

11:02 GMT, 3 December 2012

Recovering well: Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood is in hospital after suffering a heart attack

Recovering well: Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood is in hospital after suffering a heart attack

Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood is recovering well in hospital after having a heart attack on Friday, the Barclays Premier League club confirmed.

The 76-year-old, who has been chairman of Arsenal since 1982, suffered the heart attack following a bout of pneumonia.

A spokesman for the club said: 'Peter is recovering well in hospital and there is a good prognosis.

'We are hoping he will make a full and speedy return.'

Hill-Wood was taken ill at home on Friday and taken to hospital for treatment.

He is the third member of his family
to serve as Arsenal chairman, following on from his father Denis
(1962-1982) and his grandfather Samuel, who had two separate spells in
the role between 1929 and 1936 and from 1946 to 1949.

John Terry on course for rapid return from injury

Terry set for Chelsea return within weeks after rapid recovery from nasty-looking knee injury

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UPDATED:

20:51 GMT, 27 November 2012

Chelsea defender John Terry is on course to make a speedy recovery from his knee injury and could be fit in time to play in the FIFA World Club Cup next month.

The Blues skipper suffered a nasty-looking injury during Chelsea’s draw against Liverpool two weeks ago.

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez slipped while running at Terry and fell awkwardly on the 31-year-old’s leg.

Speedy: John Terry trained before Manchester City's visit to Stamford Bridge at the weekend

Speedy: John Terry trained before Manchester City's visit to Stamford Bridge at the weekend

But the former England international only sustained minor damage to the medial cruciate ligament in his right knee, even though it was initially believed Terry could have been out for the season.

The centre back has made rapid progress since being carried off during the 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge and Chelsea have confirmed that he could be fit by next month.

According to the Evening Standard, Terry told friends that he was happy with his recovery rate after taking part in a training session before the visit of Manchester City on Sunday.

Terry is set to miss tomorrow's west London derby against Fulham but there is a remote possibility that he may be in contention for the West Ham game on Saturday or Chelsea’s final Champions League group game against Nordsjaelland next week.

Terry is keen to be back in the squad as quickly as possible to help Rafa Benitez get the Blues’ season back on track.

Roberto Di Matteo was sacked last week after a downturn in the team's form, which culminated in a 3-0 defeat against Juventus last week, leaving them on the brink of elimination from the Champions League.

New regime: Chelsea fans voiced their anger over the appointment of Rafa Benitez this weekend

New regime: Chelsea fans voiced their anger over the appointment of Rafa Benitez this weekend

Turning the tides: Benitez hopes to improve the Blues' form

Turning the tides: Benitez hopes to improve the Blues' form

When fit again, Terry is likely to slip back into the heart of Chelsea’s defence. Benitez’s first game in charge, a drab 0-0 draw with Manchester City, yielded the European champions’ first clean sheet in 11 games.

The Spanish manager was booed by the home crowd who were dissatisfied with the knee-jerk sacking of Di Matteo, who guided Chelsea to lift the FA Cup as well as the Champions League last season.

Benitez’s compatriot Juan Mata knows how much work Chelsea have ahead of them to win more silverware this campaign.

He said: ‘The next few months will be crucial in every competition. We want the best for Chelsea and, as we did when [Andre] Villas-Boas was sacked and Robbie came, we will work hard with Rafa Bentez, our new manager.’

Nasty: Terry's injury looked serious after an accidental collision with Liverpool's Luis Suarez (top)

Nasty: Terry's injury looked serious after an accidental collision with Liverpool's Luis Suarez (top)

Raheem Sterling apologises to Ben Watson after collision leads to broken leg at Anfield

Sterling says sorry to Watson for breaking his leg in freak collision

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UPDATED:

18:47 GMT, 17 November 2012

Raheem Sterling has apologised to Ben Watson for the challenge which resulted in a broken leg for the Wigan man during Liverpool's 3-0 win at Anfield.

In a freak collision, 27-year-old Watson was caught just above the shin by the knee of the Reds winger as they jumped for a ball in the first half.

'To Ben Watson I didn't realise it was
serious as that ill be praying for a speedy recovery mate ill have you
in my prayers every day #sorry,' Sterling tweeted.

Treatment: Ben Watson receives attention at Anfield

Treatment: Ben Watson receives attention at Anfield

Hobbling off: Watson leaves the field, to be replaced by David Jones

Hobbling off: Watson leaves the field, to be replaced by David Jones

Watson received lengthy treatment on
the pitch before declining the use of a stretcher and hobbled off
assisted by Wigan medical staff – and he may require surgery.

Despite further attention down by the
touchline the midfielder struggled to put any weight on his right leg
and was eventually taken down the tunnel.

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez confirmed the injury after the defeat – and absolved Sterling from any blame.

Apology: Raheem Sterling was quick to say sorry for the tackle that resulted in a broken leg for Ben Watson

Apology: Raheem Sterling was quick to say sorry for the tackle that resulted in a broken leg for Ben Watson

No blame: Roberto Martinez called the incident an accident on a grim day for Wigan

No blame: Roberto Martinez called the incident an accident on a grim day for Wigan

'I haven't seen the challenge back, but I don't think any of the players were looking at each other,' he said.

'Both were looking at the ball – it's a real accident. It's a nasty collision.'

'It is a broken leg and we are going to miss him,' the Spaniard continued, 'he has a fracture and we are going to assess him now because maybe he will require surgery.

'We will see what the extent of the breakage is and what treatment he needs. We are really disappointed because he was at a good level.'

Portsmouth takeover latest: Pompey Supporters Trust have conditional agreement

Pompey Supporters Trust close in on takeover as administrators sign over sale agreement

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UPDATED:

11:00 GMT, 15 November 2012

Portsmouth's administrators have signed a conditional agreement to sell the npower League One club to the Pompey Supporters' Trust.

Trevor Birch, of administrators PKF, confirmed they have signed an agreement with the PST which is subject to receiving permission to sell Fratton Park.

The move comes after the administrators withdrew preferred bidder status from Portpin, the largest creditor in the Portsmouth Football Club (2010) administration, more than three weeks ago and named PST as the preferred bidders.

Up for sale: Administrators have handed Pompey Supporters Trust a signed conditional agreement to buy the League One club

Up for sale: Administrators have handed Pompey Supporters Trust a signed conditional agreement to buy the League One club

'We can confirm that we have signed a sale agreement with the PST to acquire the business of Portsmouth Football Club,' Birch said in a statement.

'Portpin has rejected the Trust's offer for Fratton Park, so the sale has to be conditional on receiving the Court's permission to sell the ground. We are therefore in the process of submitting an application to the Court.

In talks: Portsmouth administrator Trevor Birch

In talks: Portsmouth administrator Trevor Birch

'I'm sure every member of staff, every player and every supporter will join with me in wishing to see a speedy resolution of what has been a protracted administration.

'Everyone involved in the transaction has worked incredibly hard to get the deal to this stage and, although there is still much that needs to be done, today's announcement marks what is hopefully the beginning of the end of the process.'

Mark Clattenburg under siege as FA and police probe ref

Clattenburg under siege as police and FA probe race-row ref following Chelsea claim

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UPDATED:

23:37 GMT, 29 October 2012

Mark Clattenburg is fighting to save his career after the Football Association and police began formal investigations into allegations that he racially abused Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel.

Clattenburg has denied making any inappropriate comments and his account will be backed by assistants Michael McDonough and Simon Long, along with fourth official Mike Jones.

The referee, at the centre of the storm on Sunday following his handling of Chelsea’s 3-2 defeat by Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, complied with FA regulations by filing an ‘extraordinary incident’ report on Monday.

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In the spotilight: Mark Clattenburg, leaves his home near Newcastle on Monday

In the spotilight: Mark Clattenburg, leaves his home near Newcastle on Monday

Grabbing a lift: Clattenburg jumped into a car with fellow ref Michael Oliver

Grabbing a lift: Clattenburg jumped into a car with fellow ref Michael Oliver

It relates to Chelsea allegations that he made inappropriate remarks to two of their players and was later confronted by manager Roberto Di Matteo, Mikel and chief executive Ron Gourlay.

Mikel did not hear the alleged abuse, but the account has been backed up by two Chelsea players — reported to be Brazilian duo Ramires and David Luiz — who are both prepared to make statements.

The 85,000-a-year official has been taken off this weekend’s Premier League match list as the FA compliance department begins a top-level inquiry.

Police will begin an investigation after Peter Herbert, chairman of the Society of Black Lawyers, wrote asking them to open up an investigation into Clattenburg’s conduct. That could damage the FA’s hopes of a speedy resolution — waiting for a police inquiry to end meant John Terry’s recent case ultimately took nearly a year to be decided

Accused: Clattenburg is alleged to have racially abused John Obi Mikel (right) during Chelsea's defeat

Accused: Clattenburg is alleged to have racially abused John Obi Mikel (right) during Chelsea's defeat

Dispute: Mikel complains to Clattenburg as his side slump to defeat at Stamford Bridge

Dispute: Mikel complains to Clattenburg as his side slump to defeat at Stamford Bridge

Meanwhile, the investigation will jeopardise Clattenburg’s standing in the game and could affect his chances of making it on to the FIFA list for the 2014 World Cup. In addition to Clattenburg’s initial incident report, which was studied by the FA’s governance department on Monday morning, he will be asked to provide a detailed statement of the controversial incidents.

Chelsea allege Clattenburg used ‘inappropriate language’ in two separate exchanges with Mikel and Chelsea winger Juan Mata during their first Premier League defeat of the season.

Assistants McDonough and Long — who both ran the line — and fourth official Jones will provide additional statements for the FA’s compliance department.

Marching orders: Referee Mark Clattenburg showed two red cards to Chelsea players on Sunday

Marching orders: Referee Mark Clattenburg showed two red cards to Chelsea players on Sunday

Marching orders: Branislav Ivanovic was sent off (above) while Clattenburg struggled to contain both sides

Marching orders: Branislav Ivanovic was sent off (above) while Clattenburg struggled to contain both sides

Fernando Torres of Chelsea talks to referee Mark Clattenburg

They wore ‘crystal clear’ wireless technology microphones which suppress crowd noise and allow officials to communicate without distraction. Although the conversations are not recorded, Professional Game Match Officials sources claim it is ‘inconceivable’ that the use of an offensive or inappropriate phrase would not have been heard by the officials.

A statement released on Monday said: ‘PGMO believe that, with any football match, the focus should not be on the officials but on the players and the game itself. Mark Clattenburg is one of the elite referees in world football and, in these circumstances, the intense level of scrutiny would detract from the match and be unfair to the clubs and the supporters of both sides.’

Tough time: Clattenburg was given a hostile reception by the Chelsea fans as he left the field

Tough time: Clattenburg was given a hostile reception by the Chelsea fans as he left the field

Winner: Javier Hernandez scores Manchester United's third goal (above) and celebrates (below)

Winner: Javier Hernandez scores Manchester United's third goal

 Javier Hernandez scores

VIDEO: Did referee abuse black Chelsea player See the John Obi Mikel incident here…

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Stoke defender Marc Wilson suffers broken fibula

Blow for Stoke as defender Wilson suffers broken fibula against Sunderland

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UPDATED:

12:51 GMT, 28 October 2012

Stoke defender Marc Wilson has confirmed he suffered a broken fibula in Saturday's 0-0 Barclays Premier League draw with Sunderland at the Britannia Stadium.

Wilson injured his left leg as he made a challenge on Black Cats striker Steven Fletcher just a few minutes into the second half and the Republic of Ireland international had to be carried off on a stretcher.

Fight for the ball: Marc Wilson contests for the ball with Seb Larsson

Fight for the ball: Marc Wilson contests for the ball with Seb Larsson

Potters boss Tony Pulis said in his post-match press conference that Wilson had been taken straight to hospital.

And writing on his Twitter account, the player later said: 'Have broke my fibula. Hopefully I can make a speedy recovery.

Pain game: Wilson is carried off with a broken fibula

Pain game: Wilson is carried off
with a broken fibula

'Thanks every1 for the support. Really appreciate it.'

Stoke confirmed the news, with Pulis saying: 'Marc will be out for a while, but we are not sure at this stage for how long.'

QPR want Manchester City striker John Guidetti on-loan

QPR set to make move for City striker Guidetti to replace crocked forward Johnson

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UPDATED:

06:12 GMT, 20 September 2012

QPR boss Mark Hughes is planning to sign Manchester City striker John Guidetti to replace injured striker Andy Johnson.

Hughes hopes to tie up the emerging Swedish star on a loan deal in January to replace the one time England striker.

Loan star: John Guidetti is wanted by QPR

Loan star: John Guidetti is wanted by QPR

Guidetti, 20, spent last season on loan
at Feyenoord and rattled in an impressive 20 goals in 23 games —
including three hat-tricks in four matches.

Johnson looks set to miss most of the season after suffering cruciate ligament damage against Chelsea on Saturday.

Injury blow: Andy Johnson leaves the field after picking up an injury against Chelsea

Injury blow: Andy Johnson leaves the field after picking up an injury against Chelsea

The 31-year-old, making only his second
start for the club, was replaced by Jamie Mackie during the first half
of the goalless draw and Rangers confirmed on Monday that he will be out
for a 'prolonged' period because of the injury to his left knee.

The former Everton striker has fought frequent battles against injuries and missed a large chunk of the 2009-10 campaign for Fulham with a severe knee injury.

Johnson, who has won eight caps for England, joined Rangers on a two-year contract in the summer after his Fulham deal expired.

Hughes was initially hopeful Johnson would make a speedy return.

'AJ felt something in his knee. We hope he's going to be okay, but it's a little bit of worry,' Hughes said after the game.

'You need players like AJ in the squad
because they give so much. We'll send him for a scan over the next few
days and hopefully he'll be okay.'