Wales Star Looks Set To Miss Chunk Of Six Nations

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

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Jason Hennessy

Sidelined.

Leigh Halfpenny looks set to miss the start of Wales’ Guinness Six Nations campaign as he continues to recover from a concussion sustained in the win over Australia back in November.

The Scarlets fullback has been forced to seek specialist help as he continues to suffer from problems related to the concussion following a controversial tackle by Wallabies centre Samu Kerevi. And Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac reported on Tuesday that the player would not feature for “three to five weeks”.

“Leigh has seen the specialist and won’t be used for the next three to five weeks,” Pivac said.

“He will continue training and doing what he’s been doing, and then he will be reassessed.”

“It will be somewhere between three to five weeks, but these things take time. That’s the time-frame we’re looking at.”

“He’s running, he’s training, and from time to time I think he’s been having bouts of (headaches).”

“He’s as frustrated as anybody is, but his health and well-being comes first.”

“Justin Tipuric and Aaron Shingler have had spells out, and both those players have returned to the top of their game at some point.”

“There’s no reason why that won’t happen with Leigh.”

Wales’ opening Six Nations game is against France in Paris in February 1, followed by a meeting with Italy in Rome eight days later.