Bewden Barrett has recovered from a head injury in New Zealand on Saturday with the Auckland Blues against the Otago Highlanders in Super Rugby, but will rest as a precaution in his team’s next two games.
“There is always the worry of being with someone who gets hit in the head. (But) apart from his damaged face, he’s doing just fineBlues coach Leon MacDonald told reporters about the All Blacks star, with whom he won 101 games and won the world champion in 2015.
“The first signs are positive. He has no known concussion symptoms.The coach, who nonetheless would comfort his player, added,To make sure he feels really good“.
Barrett, who was shot in the head and was bleeding profusely from the nose, had to leave the field at the start of the second half of the game against the Highlanders, in Dunedin, after colliding with midfielder Vitoli Baia.
After passing the concussion protocol, he was not allowed to resume the match, and his team won 32-25.
“We take care of the well-being of our players. We want him to have a long career and not just play next weekMacDonald said again.
According to the concussion regulations, the player must observe a rest period of at least ten days. Bewden Barrett, will miss Moana Pacifica on Tuesday (late match of Day 1 of Super Rugby) and Saturday (Day 7).
The man, who was named the best player in the world in 2016 and 2017, had already suffered a concussion during a test match against Ireland in November. Suffering from headaches at the beginning of the year, he was even afraid that he would have to end his career.
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