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Melbourne Storm has issued the following statement on Tuesday evening:

Melbourne Storm player, Shem Tatupu, was struck by a car on Monday night while crossing the road on Olympic Boulevard after training.

Players and staff were at the scene and immediately called an ambulance.

Thankfully Shem has been cleared of any serious injury and is expected to be discharged from hospital in the coming days.

The Club would like to thank the members of the public who were in the area at the time and who came to the assistance of players and staff and offered help.