North on road to recovery

Date published: December 20 2016

Northampton Saints winger George North is set to be fit to play Sale Sharks on Friday.

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.”

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