Lowy cleared of serious injury after awkward fall

The FFA have confirmed chairman Frank Lowy has been cleared of any serious injury after an ugly tumble at the Grand Final presentation.

Lowy tumbled off the stage just as he approached the championship trophy, before he was due to hand it over to the new champions Melbourne Victory.

The FFA confirmed he had received treatment from paramedics on the scene and was cleared of any serious injury.

The 84-year-old appeared to lose his balance and took an ugly fall, landing awkwardly on his back and neck.

There was a lengthy pause in proceedings and widespread concern about Lowy’s wellbeing.

Lowy was able to complete the formalities and hand over the trophy to Victory skipper Mark Milligan and coach Kevin Muscat.