England wing ruled out due to concussion – but there’s much more to it


England winger Immanuel Feyi-Waboso is set to miss this weekend’s Six Nations finale against France because of concussion – but there’s more to it.

The 21-year-old took a bang to the head during England’s last-gasp win over Ireland last week, and interestingly reported the symptoms himself after the game, noticing something wasn’t right.

The Exeter Chiefs star, who is currently studying medicine, let the England camp know that he wasn’t feeling 100%. They have now acted accordingly, with attack coach Richard Wigglesworth making it clear that they would never take any risks.

“Manny felt a bit groggy, so he is unfortunately ruled out of the game, but we don’t take any risks with that sort of stuff,” Wigglesworth said.

“There was no major incident. He had a knock and didn’t feel quite right, so he reported the symptoms and then was removed accordingly.

“He’s obviously gutted but being the smart lad he is, he reported his symptoms. He did the right thing.”

An excellent example to players of all ages out there. If in doubt, sit it out. Do not risk it.

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