New Zealand has admitted to rugby that Ireland representative Jeremy Logman should not have been allowed to return to the field during Wednesday’s game against the Maori All Blacks after suffering a massive blow to the head.
Logman left for a Head Injury Assessment (HIA) less than two minutes into the match, but returned after being passed fit to continue the match by an independent match doctor.
He was permanently dislocated at halftime on the advice of the Irish medical team.
“We identified a communication gap, which means that critical video evidence was not fully explained as part of the head injury assessment process carried out by the independent medical team on match day,” said Karen Rasmussen, New Zealand Rugby’s medical director.
“We will enhance the HIA process and full protocols for the remainder of the chain to ensure that video evidence is most accurately communicated among the independent medical staff on match day to enable them to make the right call regarding player safety.”
Monster Logman appeared unsteady on his feet after an early collision and was temporarily replaced by Cian Healy.
He returned to the field to finish the first half, but the change was always in the second half before Healy forced himself out of the match.
While Healy has been passed fit to Put on the bench In Ireland’s first test against New Zealand on Saturday, Logman is unavailable as he continues to follow return-to-play protocols.
World rugby last month New legislation introduced You will see elite players face a minimum of 12 days away from the court following a concussion.
Attempts to address issues of head injury and concussion continue within the game, with FA Rugby providing all players in the men’s Premier League, the 15th women’s Premier League and representative teams in England with oral protection kits that can help detect concussions.