Danny Cipriani was rushed to hospital last night after being hit by a double-decker bus while on a pub crawl in Leeds with his Sale Sharks team-mates.

The 25-year-old was treated for concussion at the scene before being taken to hospital for more checks overnight. His club announced this morning he is expected to be released later today ‘all being well’.

Cipriani was struck by the bus while on the famous student pub crawl, the Otley Run.

 
Injured: Cipriani (left) was injured while on a pub crawl into Leeds

Injured: Cipriani (left) was injured while on a pub crawl into Leeds outside the Dry Dock pub (below)

 

 
Injured: Cipriani (left) was injured while on a pub crawl into Leeds
 
 

 

 

The windscreen of the bus was broken and a number of paramedics and Yorkshire police attended to Cipriani, whose face was painted as part of his fancy dress costume. 

Cipriani’s manager James Williamson told The Sun: ‘Danny’s spending the night in hospital. X-rays and scans will be carried out overnight.

‘He’s obviously in pain. He was running across the road and just misjudged the speed of the bus.’

 
Scare: Sale's Danny Cipriani was hit by a bus in Leeds and taken to hospital

Scare: Sale’s Danny Cipriani was hit by a bus in Leeds and taken to hospital

A bystander told the Leeds Student website: ‘It was like a film, (the bus passengers) were all shook up and screaming.’

While in Australia he was under the spotlight for breaching team discipline on a number of occasions.

Cipriani landed in hot water in 2011 for taking a bottle of vodka from the bar of a local nightspot without paying for it and was later stood down for a month for breaching team curfews and failing to turn up to training.

Cipriani and actress girlfriend Kelly Brook, 33, and recently rekindled their relationship after she split from former rugby star Thom Evans.

Love match: Cipriani and Kelly Brook rekindled their relationship after splitting up

Love match: Cipriani and Kelly Brook rekindled their relationship after splitting up

 
Still smiling: Kelly Brook returns home from filming Celebrity Juice last night and still smiles despite the news of her boyfriend Danny Cipriani being hospitalised

Still smiling: Kelly Brook returns home from filming Celebrity Juice last night and still smiles despite the news of her boyfriend Danny Cipriani being hospitalised

 
Knockout: Brook is back with Cipriani after the pair split up when he left to play for Melbourne Rebels in Australia

Knockout: Brook is back with Cipriani after the pair split up when he left to play for Melbourne Rebels in Australia

 

 

So, just what is the Otley Run…?

The Otley Run is a pub crawl which wings its way from the student-populated areas of Headingley in Leeds, back into the city centre campuses.

There is no defined route, but a number of pubs make up the traditional locations for the booze-filled student party.

It’s a drunken all-dayer which typically sees those involved in fancy dress partying at up to 16 pubs heading into the city – and usually finishing up at one of the campus bars. 

A selection of pubs which feature regularly on the Otley Run:

Woodies Ale House, Far Headingley
The Three Horseshoes, Far Headingley
The New Inn, Far Headingley
Headingley Taps, Headingley
Citrus Bar, Headingley
The Arc, Headingley
The Box, Headingley
The Skyrack, Headingley
The Original Oak, Headingley
The Hyde Park Pub, Hyde Park Corner
The Library, Woodhouse Lane
The Packhorse, Woodhouse Lane
The Eldon, Woodhouse Lane
The Fenton, Woodhouse Lane
Strawberry Fields, Woodhouse Lane
The Dry Dock, Woodhouse Lane

 
Booze cruise: Cipriani was on a pub crawl through Leeds (but not with any of these revellers)

 

 

 
 
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