Halfpenny to see specialist as concussion symptoms persist
Leigh Halfpenny would appear to be a doubt for Wales’ Six Nations campaign after the Scarlets coach Wayne Pivac confirmed he would visit a specialist due to his concussion issues.
Halfpenny had been due to return against Cardiff Blues last weekend only to withdraw prior to kick-off and despite training with the Scarlets in the build-up to Saturday’s Pro14 clash against the Dragons, Pivac has confirmed he will not feature due to ongoing headaches.
“Leigh is still out,” Pivac said.
“He was training at the start of the week and still picking up the odd issue there in terms of headaches.
Loved being involved in this autumn campaign, gutted to have finished on an injury but couldn’t be prouder of the @WelshRugbyUnion boys. Thanks for all the messages and support ?? pic.twitter.com/GlEJo9OIpg
— Leigh Halfpenny (@LeighHalfpenny1) November 27, 2018
“He is seeing a specialist and that will hopefully give us an accurate timeframe 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.”
There is better news elsewhere for Wales, with Halfpenny’s international team-mate Liam Williams set to make his return from a hamstring injury when Saracens face Sale Sharks in the Premiership on Friday.
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