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Test winger George North knocked out again in club action

March 28, 2015

Wales winger George North was knocked out for the second time in less than two months while playing for his Northampton club on Friday.

After scoring his second try in a 52-30 win over Wasps in the English Premiership, North’s head was hit by the knee of Wasps forward Nathan Hughes, who was sent off.

North was taken off unconscious, and in a neck brace, but the club said on Saturday he was awake after the game in the changing room.

North also tweeted on Saturday, “Thanks for all the messages. Feeling ok, up and about.”

Northampton added that he went to the club on Saturday for treatment, and will be monitored through the weekend.

“As with everyone in the squad, Northampton Saints places the highest importance on player welfare, and as such North will see a specialist early next week for an assessment,” the club said in a statement.

North took two blows to the head when Wales played England in the Six Nations on Feb. 6, and the second, a collision of heads, knocked him out. Wales’ medical staff didn’t see that incident, and allowed him to play out the last quarter. World Rugby exonerated the medical staff.

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