Scans have cleared Bulldogs lock David Stagg of a serious neck injury following a hard-fought 36-18 win over the Broncos on Friday night. Canterbury also suffered injuries to centre Josh Morris (eye) and five-eighth Ben Roberts (ankle) but it was former Broncos lock Stagg who was causing most concern. Stagg damaged his neck while making a tackle just eight minutes from full-time, with referee Gavin Badger saying he heard a crack. The classy lock complained of ‘pins and needles’ down his arm after being taken from the field on the medicab late in the game and was rushed straight to hospital. “He has gone to hospital for precautionary X-rays,” a concerned Bulldogs coach Kevin Moore said after the match. Morris has a suspected fractured eye socket but will be assessed on Monday, while Roberts could miss six weeks after injuring his ankle making a tackle. Broncos hooker Andrew McCullough also suffered a shoulder injury.

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