Seagulls Allay Murray Fears

Seagulls Allay Murray Fears

Glenn Murray has been discharged from hospital after being knocked unconscious during Brighton’s 1-0 win at Newcastle. Murray underwent extensive treatment on the pitch at St James’ Park after a clash of heads with defender Federico Fernandez, with worried team-mates immediately signalling medics to come to his aid.

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However, Seagulls boss Chris Hughton later revealed that the Cumbria-born player had been released from hospital after checks.

“He’s okay,” Hughton said. “He’s been discharged from hospital. As most saw, he was out and so what will happen is now, of course, we will do the appropriate things this week.

“But he’s had everything that he’s needed to have, the correct quick scans and so on, and everything is fine so it will just be a question now of recovering, but he’ll obviously be sore for a while.

“From where we are, we had no idea. We knew what had happened, that there had been a collision, but we had no idea of any other details. But when you see the players as distressed as they were, then it makes you even a little bit more concerned.”

Beram Kayal’s first-half strike was enough to claim the points for Brighton, who last won away from home in the top flight against Swansea on November 4 last year.