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Rugby star Danny Cipriani out of hospital after being hit by bus


Danny Cipriani

Danny Cipriani

Danny Cipriani

FORMER England flyhalf Danny Cipriani has left hospital after being treated for concussion following a collision with a bus, his club Sale Sharks said.

The 25-year-old had been on a night out in the northern English city of Leeds with his Sale team mates and local media reported he tried to cross a road but misjudged the speed of a bus.

"Thank you for all the well wishes, means a lot. My ribs are a bit sore. Feel like I've been hit by a bus..." Cipriani wrote on Twitter.

A club spokesman said Cipriani had been discharged from hospital and was on his way home with some bumps and bruises.

Cipriani, who has seven England caps, joined Sale on a three-year deal last year in a bid to revive his international career after a controversy-marred stint with Australian club the Melbourne Rebels.

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

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.