NRL 2020: Sickening Michael Chee Kam injury overshadows spirited Eels win

West Tigers coach Michael Maguire says Michael Chee Kam is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a seizure during his side's 26-16 loss to the Parramatta Eels. 

Midway through the first half at Bankwest Stadium, forward Chee Kam had just come onto the field when he found himself in an awkward position while attempting a tackle on Shaun Lane.

He fell straight to the ground and lay hapless as Tigers medical staff ran onto the field. His arms and legs then started to convulse, and the camera quickly cut away from the disturbing scene.

After leaving the field, he regained consciousness and was rushed to hospital in an ambulance. 

"He spoke to everyone before he left. He's gone to hospital to get checked up, but he's OK," says Maguire.

"It's not nice to have one of your players in that sort of position. Chee's a great character. All the boys are pretty fond of him too.

"They were concerned there, I'd imagine. But he's OK."

NRL 2020: Sickening Michael Chee Kam injury overshadows spirited Eels win

The night also ended early for former Tiger Ryan Matterson, who failed his head injury assessment after a massive collision with Russell Packer. 

Eels winger Blake Ferguson had to grab a stumbling Matterson before he fell on the ground. 

Eels coach Brad Arthur said Matherson will be fine for their next game against the Canterbury Bulldogs. 

"'Matto is alright. We'll give him a good 10-day break and he'll be right for next week [against the Bulldogs]," says Arthur. 

"We knew they'd try and throw everything at us in the first 20 minutes. We found a way to win, but we still have a bit to work on. It wasn't great.''

The Tigers face the NZ Warriors at the Sydney Cricket Ground next Friday. 

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