EPCR clear Munster of any wrongdoing over HIA assessment

The province were question over their handling of Conor Murray's injury against Glasgow

BY Daniel Kelly 12:43 Wednesday 8 March 2017, 12:43 8 Mar 2017

Conor Murray. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

EPCR have announced that Munster followed the correct protocols after Conor Murray was injured in the Champions Cup game away to Glasgow Warriors in January.

The Ireland scrum-half was treated on the field midway through the second-half with what appeared to be a head injury. Following treatment by Munster's medics to Murray on the field, he continued the match.

Once extra footage was available to Munster's medical team, Murray was temporarily removed from the game. He did return to complete the match though.

In a statement released by the EPCR, they confirmed that Munster had no questions to ask over their handling of the situation.

"After studying footage and documents submitted by Munster Rugby, the Review Group was 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."

You can read the full review here.

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