George North stood down from rugby by Northampton after latest head injury – The Independent

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George North has been stood down from all rugby activity by Northampton Saints following the head injury he sustained against Leicester Tigers on Saturday.

The Wales winger, who also has three Lions caps, was tackled in the air by Tigers winger Adam Thompstone and appeared to be lying unconscious on the floor after landing on his neck.

However, he passed the pitchside assessment and was allowed to return to the fray after Saints insisted he did not lose consciousness, with North later tweeting that he lay motionless in order to protect his neck.

The 24-year-old remained conscious the whole time, Saints did admit they did not have full access to the television footage of the incident while conducting the assessment.

“As at every Premiership match, the Saints’ medical team has access to video footage to be used to assist the pitchside assessment of injuries,” the club…

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