Star speaks after frightening on-field collapse

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UPDATE: Raiders guardant Corey Harawira-Naera was discharged from Westmead infirmary astatine 3.30am connected Sunday aft suffering an on-field seizure.

He confirmed arsenic overmuch successful a video connection shared by the nine conscionable earlier midday.

"I privation to convey the club, the boys from some teams, our aesculapian staff arsenic good arsenic the Rabbitohs aesculapian staff, the paramedics, the doctors," helium said.

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"As good arsenic each the footy fans, family, friends, I've been pretty fortunate to person a batch of messages astir what happened past night.

"I'm doing a batch amended now. I'm not successful the wide yet but we'll get immoderate much scans and fig it out."

The Raiders outlasted the Rabbitohs 33-26 astatine Sydney Olympic Park, but the triumph played retired arsenic a sub-story aft the crippled was brought to a agelong halt successful the 66th minute.

About 30 seconds aft taking a hit-up, Harawira-Naera had a fit, deed the platform and was seen convulsing, earlier Raiders and Rabbitohs players gathered to artifact the nationalist from seeing the distressing scenes.

Corey Harawira-Naera suffered a seizure successful the Raiders' crippled against the Rabbitohs connected Saturday night. (Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

A medicab was ordered onto the tract and the 28-year-old was stretchered disconnected to the applause of players and those successful the crowd.

"An update connected Corey — he's improving and feeling amended and volition hopefully beryllium discharged from infirmary and instrumentality location to Canberra (on Sunday)," the Raiders said successful a tweet.

"We volition supply further updates aboriginal successful the week.

"Thanks everyone for your interest and thoughts tonight. It's overmuch appreciated."

Raiders manager Ricky Stuart was speedy to get connected a walky-talky successful his container and made his mode down to the crushed soon after, earlier describing the scenes arsenic "awful" pursuing the game.

"I conscionable spoke to the doctor. He said he's had a seizure and they're unsure successful regards to why. It doesn't look to beryllium of immoderate interaction to the head, truthful they're astatine a spot of a nonaccomplishment astatine the infinitesimal successful regards to wherefore it occurred," Stuart told Fox League.

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"He's disconnected to infirmary present and evidently each our thoughts and prayers are with him.

Raiders and Rabbitohs players shield Corey Harawira-Naera from the nationalist aft helium suffered a seizure. (Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

"His household tin recognize he's successful the champion care. The aesculapian unit present person done a fantastic occupation truthful acold ... He's disconnected to infirmary now, he's successful bully hands, truthful for his household to perceive that ... I anticipation it shines immoderate light.

"We often accidental that we've got a precise adjacent clump here. The comradery and tone amongst them is precise high. You could spot however they shielded Corey erstwhile helium was connected the ground, they didn't privation anybody to spot what helium was going through, that's a signifier of extortion successful its own.

"I was precise arrogant of the win, but I'm much blessed that Corey is conscious and successful bully hands.

"They are situations that are precise uncommon and they're scary," Stuart added successful his property conference.

"And erstwhile it's 1 of your mates it makes it adjacent harder."

Corey Harawira-Naera successful enactment during the Raiders' crippled against the Rabbitohs. (Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Raiders seasoned Josh Papalii was visibly shaken by the incident.

"It was decidedly 1 of the scariest things I've seen connected a footy tract implicit my playing," Papalii told Fox League.

"My bosom goes retired to Corey. I truly anticipation he's OK and doing well.

"He benignant of replied astatine the extremity that helium was OK earlier helium was being wheeled off.

"My thoughts and prayers are with Corey astatine the moment."

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