Latrell Mitchell's father Matt is recovering and in good spirits after being rushed to hospital midway through a Rabbitohs-Wests Tigers clash which now sees his son facing a three-week suspension.
Mitchell snr was taken to hospital after feeling unwell while at Stadium Australia, leaving the contest after South Sydney's thrilling golden point win played out.
Precautionary tests have cleared Mitchell snr of any serious medical issue and he is now at home recovering with Latrell and his family.
Mitchell rushed from the field immediately after full time to be with his partner and family, before making a quick exit to be by his father's side.
Just last week Mitchell bought his parents "their dream home" on the outskirts of his hometown Taree.
Mitchell placed on report for contact on Nofoaluma
The South Sydney No.1 played a telling role in his side's stunning comeback win but is now facing at least as many as four weeks on the sidelines after being hit with three separate judiciary charges from the emotion-charged encounter.
He was served a grade 2 dangerous contact – head/neck for striking Tigers winger David Nofoaluma, as well as two fines worth more than $3000 for two separate incidents involving Luke Garner.
Mitchell's backhanded forearm collected Nofoaluma as he kicked inside for Daine Laurie to score from a long-range Tigers raid.
The Rabbitohs fullback is facing three games out if he takes an early guilty plea to the Nofoaluma charge, or a month out if he challenges the ban and loses at the judiciary.
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Mitchell's looming suspension would rub him out of matches against the Titans, Raiders and Storm.
The Nofoaluma incident was the first of several flashpoints in a tense clash that also saw Mitchell served grade 1 dangerous contact and contrary conduct charges on Garner.
The Tigers were left fuming by Mitchell's second-half clash with Garner in which he appeared to strike out at him with his boot to shake the back-rower's grip after his cover tackle.
Garner turned to TV cameras immediately afterward and indicated Mitchell had made contact with his head.
Mitchell is facing a $1600 fine for the 63rd-minute incident if he pleads guilty due to 20 per cent loading from prior offences, or $2100 if he fights that charge unsuccessfully.
The dangerous contact charge stems from Garner's 44th minute try that put the Tigers ahead, in which Mitchell slid into him afterward as he grounded the ball.
Garner and Mitchell engaged in some slanging after that incident, with the same $1600 punishment in store for the latter unless he successfully appeals it.
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The NRL Bunker cleared Mitchell of lashing out at Garner with his boot at the time, with no penalty awarded for either incident involving the back-rower.
Tigers coach Michael Maguire was unhappy when asked if he expected the Rabbitohs No.1 to face sanction over the flare-up.
"I think Garns ended up copping a boot there at one stage, technology in the game can refer to that," Maguire said.
"I’d like [the Garner incident] to be dealt with straight away, who knows where the game could have gone with that?
"I do not understand why we don’t use it."
Garner was also placed on report for a dangerous tackle but not charged, while teammate Zane Musgrove is also facing a $1500 fine for his grade one, careless high tackle on Mark Nicholls.