Corluka hospitalised following Gomes collision

October 19, 2008

Vedran Corluka has regained consciousness after being taken to hospital following a blow to the head during Tottenham's Barclays Premier League match at Stoke.

The Croatian defender has had head and neck X-rays but appears to have suffered no serious injury.

A Tottenham spokesman: ''He has regained consciousness and has had head and neck X-rays and everything appears to be okay.''

Corluka was twice caught by his own goalkeeper within a minute as Heurelho Gomes tried to deal with Stoke's set-plays.

First the Croatian suffered a blow to the ribs and then after coming back on to the field caught the keeper's knee full on his chin.

Lengthy medical attention on the pitch followed before the Spurs defender left on a stretcher wearing on an oxygen mask and was taken straight into a pitch-side ambulance.