Scotland back-row David Denton will miss the remainder of the season with Leicester Tigers after he failed to make sufficient recovery from a concussion.
Denton suffered the blow during the sixth round of the Gallagher Premiership clash against Northampton Saints in October and has been out of action since then.
After experiencing issues on a continuous basis, the 29-year-old consulted experts and was advised to miss the remainder of the ongoing season on medical grounds.\
The 6ft 5in loose forward expressed frustration on the outcome and thanked the medical staff of the club for their continued support.
“I would obviously rather be out there with the lads at the moment, it has been a difficult season and one I wish I could have played a bigger role in alongside the rest of the squad.
“It has been a frustrating period for me on the sidelines but this decision allows me some clarity, which is nice, and I can aim towards getting back to full fitness to make a big impact next season.
“Concussion is a serious thing and I’m very appreciative to the medical staff at the club and experts I’ve consulted for their care and understanding throughout the season.”
Denton joined Leicester Tigers from rivals Worcester Warriors ahead of the 2018/19 season and has made six appearances for the club since then - all of it coming in the Gallagher Premiership.
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