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North facing a month on the sidelines


Wales' George North

Wales' George North


Wales' George North

Northampton have announced that winger George North will remain on the sidelines until at least the end of April.

The reigning Aviva Premiership champions said on Wednesday that North would be out of tomorrow's European Champions Cup quarter-final at Clermont Auvergne after his latest head injury, but the club have now offered an update on his situation.

North (pictured) has been knocked unconscious three times in recent months, including in last Friday's 52-30 win over Wasps, and he will now be given time away from the game to rest.

"North saw a neurologist who has advised that the winger take a month away from playing rugby before being re-assessed at the end of April," the club said in a statement on their website.

"North will continue to be monitored by the Saints' medical team in the intervening period. He will not participate in on-field training, but will continue to contribute in other areas and maintain his work with the club's performance department."

Irish Independent