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Headaches Persist For Halfpenny As He Seeks Concussion Specialist

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Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac has confirmed that Leigh Halfpenny will see a specialist for further assessment on the concussion which has ruled him out of action since November. 

Halfpenny’s last game was in November during Wales’ victory over the Wallabies at the Principality Stadium.

The fullback was on the receiving end of a late hit from Samu Kerevi when the Australian collided with Halfpenny’s head when attempting to block down a kick.

Halfpenny was named to start for the Welsh side in their clash with the Cardiff Blues last weekend but was ruled out after suffering from symptoms late in the week.

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Pivac confirmed today that the British and Irish Lion will now seek further medical advice.

“Leigh is still out,” Pivac said as reported by Sky Sports.

“He was training at the start of the week and still picking up the odd issue there in terms of headaches.

“He is seeing a specialist and that will hopefully give us an accurate time-frame for him in terms of coming back to play. We will know more next week, hopefully.

“It has been about eight weeks now so we want to get some reassurance that we are doing the right things and make sure we stay on track.”

The news will be of huge concern to Warren Gatland also. Wales begin their Six Nations campaign against France in Paris on Friday, February 1st.

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Author: Sean McMahon

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