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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Paul O'Connell knees Brian O'Driscoll in the head

Paul O'Connell knees Brian O'Driscoll in the head

Brian O'Driscoll took a big knock to the side of the head against England on Saturday, coming from none other than teamate Paul O'Connell. A few people have requested to see it again, so here is the sickening blow.

O'Driscoll was stretchered off the field as a precautionary measure, making the incident look worse than it probably was, but coach Declan Kidney was quick to play down the collision.

"Brian took bit of a bang. It was nothing - he was out on the pitch at the end. He's good and is enjoying the win as much as anyone," said Kidney, referring to the 20-16 win.

"Brian just felt he should make Paul do the press conference to make up for him giving him a bang on the head with his knee. There's no risk of concussion. He's fine," he added.

Despite the blow looking pretty severe, with O'Driscoll getting up and falling down twice afterwards, he's been cleared of further injury and will be free to play against Wales in their next match.

He even managed to update his Twitter page on Sunday, the day after the match. 'Sore head but the win is worth the headache,' he said.

Time: 02:54

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