Findings Of Conor Murray Report Released By EPCR

An EPCR Untoward Incident Review Group has completed its report into a suspected head injury to Conor Murray in the European Rugby Champions Cup against Glasgow back in January.

In the 62nd minute of the match, Murray went to ground following a tackle on an opposition player and was attended to by the Munster medical team. Following an on-pitch assessment, Murray was allowed to resume play.

After real-time video footage of the incident was reviewed by the Munster medical team pitchside, the scrumhalf was then temporarily removed from the field as part of the HIA process for further assessment, before subsequently returning.

After studying footage and documents submitted by Munster Rugby, the Review Group has stated that it is satisfied, on the balance of probabilities, that Murray did not meet the criteria for immediate and permanent removal from the field of play.

The Review Group concluded that Munster’s medical team and more specifically, their Team Doctor, followed the World Rugby Head Injury Assessment (HIA) 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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