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Waqa hospitalised after nasty NRL fall

Melbourne winger Sisa Waqa was rushed to hospital but appears to have avoided serious injury after an ugly fall in Friday night's qualifying final loss to South Sydney.
Waqa hospitalised after nasty NRL fall
by AAP

SYDNEY, Sept 13 AAP - Melbourne winger Sisa Waqa was rushed to hospital but appears to have avoided serious injury after an ugly fall in Friday night's qualifying final loss to South Sydney.

Waqa landed on his head after being tipped from a considerable height by Dylan Farrell as he attempted to collect a bomb.

Storm medical officials used the medicab to transport him off the ground.

Farrell was placed on report for putting Waqa in a dangerous position but the incident appeared more bad luck than malicious as Waqa's legs were taken from under him.

Storm coach Craig Bellamy said the club was still awaiting news on Waqa's condition.

"He's gone off to hospital," Bellamy said.

"The doctor doesn't think it's anything too serious, they just think he might have some damage to a disc."

Waqa would be considered in some doubt for next week's elimination game against the winner of Sunday's Canterbury-Newcastle clash.

Farrell, gagged by NRL rules from commenting on the tackle given the incident was placed on report, admitted to some concern for his opposite winger's plight.

" Definitely. It's a contact sport," Farrell said.

"That stuff always happens, so I was definitely worried about him."


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