Roberts speaks out on concussion rumours

Date published: June 23 2016

Wales centre Jamie Roberts confirmed that all return-to-play protocols were adhered to following a head-on collision between him and All Black outside centre Malakai Fekitoa in Saturday’s second Test in Wellington.

Roberts, who is a qualified medical doctor and also a global ambassador for concussion awareness, received attention on the field and finished the game while Fekitoa was taken off for a concussion test.

The New Zealand midfielder did return to game, however has since been sidelined due to a concussion injury while the Cambridge graduate has been named in the starting XV for Saturday’s third Test in Dunedin.

The 29-year-old Harlequins player confirmed that all precautionary measures were taken both on the field and during the week in the build up to the match.

Roberts released an official statement on his official Twitter account discrediting all media speculation around him not having recovered quick enough to play.

He also confirmed that no signs of any degree of concussion were evident to him, the Wales medical staff or the matchday medical team.

A gradual return to play protocol was conducted on Roberts, as a delayed symptom of concussion was present.