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Richards allowed to go home

25 Aug 2008 - 09:08:17

Manchester City defender Micah Richards has been released from hospital after receiving treatment for concussion, having been knocked out during the 3-0 win over West Ham.

Richards clashed heads with team-mate Tal Ben Haim right at the beginning at the second half of the game at Eastlands and needed around ten minutes of treatment before leaving the field on a stretcher and in a neck brace.

Citizens boss Mark Hughes praised the treatment which Richards received before he was taken to hospital for further check-ups and a scan.

He said: "Micah was a little bit groggy obviously, but the paramedics did their job.

"There are always concerns when you see incidents like this. They stabilised him and got him off the pitch.

"They did all the correct things and by all accounts he was lucid in the tunnel.

"I do not think there is any concern regarding a neck injury, it is more he has a bang on his head.

"He will be observed for the next couple of hours and he may be allowed to go home, providing he has some support there."

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