Northampton issue statement after sickening George North images spark controversy

  • Northampton say George North was not knocked out after a mid-air tackle forced him off the field
  • The Wales international fell heavily in a tackle that led to Adam Thompstone being sin-binned
  • North has had major problems with concussions in the past,
Northampton said winger George North was not knocked out after a mid-air tackle forced him off the field to be assessed against Leicester.

The 24-year-old left the field for a mandatory head injury assessment before returning to the action.

“Thanks for all the messages. I am OK,” North said on Twitter.



“I landed on my neck and was worried about it. Thanks to the medics for checking me out properly. I can’t help but feel I won’t be looking left or right for a few days.”

A club statement added: “George was communicating immediately with attending medics and complaining of neck pain.

“Significant neck injury was excluded on the field but on review of video footage pitch side, the team followed World Rugby protocols and used a Head Injury Assessment given the potential mechanism for head injury.

“George was fully assessed by the doctor and passed fit to return to play.”

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