Ospreys issue statement on Biggar injury

Date published: April 9 2017

Ospreys have issued the following statement in light of incidents during and after Saturday’s PRO12 game against Leinster at the Liberty Stadium.

The Welsh side have stated that Dan Biggar had no symptoms of injury when he went back onto the field during their game against Leinster and that they value player welfare.

“Dan Biggar left the field during the second half match to receive medical treatment for an eye wound. Before being allowed to return to the field Dan underwent, and passed, a head injury assessment as per the required protocol and satisfied the medical team that he was fit to continue.

“Having resumed playing, Dan reported no further symptoms and his actions caused no undue concern for the medical team at that time.

“After the match Dan underwent a thorough assessment with the medical team, as is standard procedure for such occurrences, at which time they were made aware of his comments in a television interview immediately after the final whistle.

“Dan will continue to be monitored as part of the HIA protocol in case of any delayed reaction. He will need to pass each stage and satisfy stringent criteria before being ruled fit to play.

“The medical welfare and wellbeing of players is the utmost priority of everybody involved at the Ospreys at all times.”

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