Sunday 17 December 2017

Leicester face anxious wait over Ryan head knock

Ryan was left face down on the turf. Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images
Ryan was left face down on the turf. Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

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Leicester Tigers face an anxious wait to see if they will face disciplinary action for failing to withdraw Dominic Ryan for a head injury assessment (HIA) during Saturday's defeat to Northampton.

The former Leinster flanker took a heavy blow to the head in the 51st minute as he tackled George North.

Ryan was left face down on the turf and he remained there before being allowed to play on without having to undergo a HIA. He did receive brief medical attention before taking his place in a scrum.

Leicester coach Geordan Murphy was quizzed about the incident afterwards and insisted that the medics were happy that he had only been winded in the tackle.

While Leicester have not been found guilty of any wrong-doing, with head injuries under the spotlight, the concussion management review group may look into the incident.

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