Joe Schmidt On Why Sexton Didn’t Come Back On Against Scotland Following Blood Sub

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

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Jason Hennessy


Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has revealed Johnny Sexton did not come back on after being replaced by Joey Carbery because he failed his head injury assessment (HIA).

Sexton was temporarily replaced with a blood injury by the Munster outhalf with just 29 minutes on the clock, not long after playing a huge role in Ireland’s second try.

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But he failed to return after the break, with Schmidt revealing Sexton got a “stamp on the head”.

“He got a bit of a stamp on the head, he got a little bit of treatment out there. He’s feeling okay so we dont’ feel it’s going to be long term and we’d expect him to bounce back in a couple of weeks”

It will be interesting to see if any footage emerges of the incident.