George North set to play against Sale Sharks

  • George North is set to return to action for Northampton on Friday
  • A concussion panel was set up after the winger played on after landing on his head in the loss to Leicester
  • The final report will be delivered by the panel on Tuesday, prior to its full publication on Wednesday
George North is expected to be passed fit to play for Northampton in their Premiership match against Sale Sharks on Friday after seeing a concussion specialist on Tuesday.  

The Welsh flyer has been out of action ever since he clashed with Leicester Tigers wing Adam Thompstone earlier this month.

Saints coach Jim Mallinder said that he was confident that North would be ready for this weekend.

“He’s been training,” Mallinder told the Northampton Chronicle.



“We did give him a bit of time off, but he has been training since last week.

“George went to see the specialist after it happened and it was suggested he had a little bit of time off.

“He’s going back this afternoon to see the specialist just to check everything’s okay.”

The final report will be delivered by the panel on Tuesday, prior to its full publication on Wednesday.

The three-man Concussion Management Review Group has investigated the circumstances and will decide if the Premiership club has any case to answer.

The panel comprises of the Rugby Football Union’s director of professional rugby Nigel Melville, Phil Winstanley of Premiership Rugby, and independent chairman Dr Julian Morris.

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