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Melbourne City's Luke Brattan avoids injury after horror collision

Melbourne City's Luke Brattan has been given the all-clear after being taken to hospital during the club's FFA Cup win over Brisbane Roar.

Play at Redcliffe's Dolphin Stadium was stopped for more than half an hour following a seemingly innocuous collision in the 36th minute involving Brattan and Stefan Mauk, who crossed from City to the Roar in the off-season.

Brattan slipped while challenging Mauk for the ball and appeared to cop an accidental boot to the head.

"Tough match tonight but we got the win, and news that Luke Brattan has been given the all clear makes it even better," City tweeted just before midnight on Tuesday.

City beat the Roar 1-0 to advance to the round of 16 in the competition where they will meet the Newcastle Jets.

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