Wales wing North to take a month break from rugby

Wales and Northampton Saints winger George North will take a one month break from playing rugby before seeing a specialist to be re-assessed.

North was concussed twice against England in the Six Nations and in the Aviva Premiership last week the winger was concussed again.

The Wales winger saw a neurologist earlier this week and it was advised that the winger take a month away from playing rugby before being re-assessed at the end of April.

North’s club Northampton Saints say that he will continue to be monitored by their medical team in the intervening period and will not participate in on-field training.

The club said in a statement that North will continue to contribute in other areas and maintain his work with the club’s performance department.

“We have listened to the advice we sought and George will be taking some time away from the field, ” said director of rugby Jim Mallinder.

“Throughout this process it is important that George’s welfare comes first and that he is treated patiently and calmly, only returning to action when all of the medical team are happy for him to do so. “

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