Munster's decision to let Conor Murray return was right - EPCR

EPCR bosses have backed Munster's decision to allow Conor Murray back into the game against Glasgow after a head-injury check
EPCR bosses have backed Munster's decision to allow Conor Murray back into the game against Glasgow after a head-injury check
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European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) has backed Munster's decision to allow Ireland international Conor Murray to return to the field after a head injury assessment during the Champions Cup tie against Glasgow Warriors.

The game that kicked-off on 14th January saw Murray leave the field on the 62nd minute of the game with a possible head injury and was later allowed to return to action as Munster sealed a thrilling 14-12 win to reach the quarter-finals.

Following an investigation conducted on the issue, EPCR review group cleared Munster of any wrongdoing.

"After studying footage and documents submitted by Munster Rugby, the review group was satisfied, on the balance of probabilities, that Murray did not meet the criteria for immediate and permanent removal from the field of play," an EPCR statement read.

"The review group concluded that Munster's medical team - and, more specifically, their team doctor - followed the World Rugby head injury assessment protocol and used the MyPlayXPlay real-time video system that the club had invested in, to review the initial on-field assessment of the injury."

 
 
 
 
 

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