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Danny Cipriani hit by bus on pub crawl

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Cipriani avoids serious injury after bus collision (©GettyImages)
Cipriani avoids serious injury after bus collision (©GettyImages).

Sale Sharks fly-half Danny Cipriani has avoided serious injury after being hit by a bus in Leeds.

The 25-year-old England international was treated for concussion at the scene before being taken to hospital for X-rays and scans. 

Tweets from Cipriani's team-mates later revealed the team was on a pub crawl known as the Otley Run and he was rushing across the road to the next venue before being struck by the vehicle.

Cipriani's agent, James Williamson, spoke to the BBC about the incident and admitted he is unsure how long he will be out for. 

"We don't how long he will be out for. It looks like he has been a lucky boy," he said.

The player himself managed to see the funny side of the collision and was well enough to tweet later that evening.

"Thank you for all the well wishes. My ribs are a bit sore. Feel like I've been hit by a bus," he said.

After the news that the number ten was well and was not seriously harmed, his teammate Andy Powell also took to twitter to make light of the event.

"Danny Cipriani has been double deckered #hisbesttackleoftheseasonyet."

The police subsequently investigated the incident, and reported that the driver was not at fault. 

A statement from First Bus was also released, stating: "Mr Cipriani ran suddenly into the road, colliding with a vehicle that was travelling at a safe speed.

"No passengers were harmed in the incident and the driver was shaken but didn't suffer any apparent physical injuries."

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