Wales expect Rhys Patchell to be fit for World Cup despite another concussion setback

Rhys Patchell played 23 minutes during the game against Ireland
Rhys Patchell played 23 minutes during the game against Ireland
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Wales head coach Warren Gatland is expecting fly-half Rhys Patchell to be available for the World Cup campaign in Japan despite another concussion scare.

The 26-year-old featured in 23 minutes during the recently concluded game against Ireland at Aviva Stadium before he left the field for a Head Injury Assessment after colliding with CJ Stander.

Despite sustaining a third concussion in a span of 12 months, the Wales boss is expecting Patchell to be fine for the World Cup.

"Patchell will be fine for that. He seems okay in the changing rooms now.

"He's just got to be assessed in the next few days. We'll talk to the medics about that and see how he fares over the next couple of days."

Wales endured a tough time leading into the World Cup as they went on to lose both the games against Ireland while managing a win and a defeat apiece against England.

They will now face Georgia in the World Cup opener on 23rd September in Aichi followed by clashes against Australia, Fiji and Uruguay.

 
 
 

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