Blackburn's McCarthy given all-clear
Blackburn striker Benni McCarthy appears not to be seriously injured after being stretchered off during Rovers' 2-1 victory at Middlesbrough.
After lengthy treatment, McCarthy was stretchered off and went straight to hospital, but the early diagnosis seems to be positive.
Rovers boss Mark Hughes said: "We've got word that he is ok when I was in the dressing room.
"Obviously there was a concern when he went off, I think everybody saw that after the initial impact he was able to walk away but then he passed out I think.
"So there was genuine concern once a player has been taken off on a stretcher with his neck in a brace, but thankfully we feel that he's ok."
A Blackburn spokesman confirmed, "Benni looks to be okay, he went to hospital but he's out now and will travel home with the team."