Sam Burgess released from hospital after scans reveal no neck damage

Sam Burgess is out of hospital

England forward Sam Burgess has been released from hospital after being cleared of serious injury.

The 27-year-old dual-code international spent two nights in St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney after hurting his neck during South Sydney's NRL clash with St George Illawarra at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday.

The Rabbitohs say MRI and CT scans have shown there is no damage to the vertebrae or spinal cord and Burgess, who was allowed home on Tuesday afternoon, is expected to make a full recovery.

The club say they will continue to monitor the former Bradford prop for any muscle or neurological issues and n o time frame has yet been set for his return, but he will sit out the Good Friday game against Canterbury Bulldogs.

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