He is continuing to train after a specialist review earlier this month
George North has been omitted from Northampton's squad for tonight's crucial Aviva Premiership game against Sale.
The Wales winger was stood down by the club after a disturbing incident against Leicester earlier this month where he landed awkwardly after being tackled in the air.
North has a history of concussive injuries, and the latest incident sparked concern that his career may be coming to an end soon.
Ireland out-half Johnny Sexton went through a similar period of concern in 2014. However his doctor at Racing Metro ordered he take a 12 week break and consult independent neurologists.
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Sexton's time off appears to have worked in his favour, and the player made a full recovery and return to the game.
A similar break might be beneficial to the Welshman as he looks to maintain his health and prolong his career.
A statement released by Northampton on the issue read: "George North has both trained with the squad and undergone a specialist review this week. All parties have agreed that North continue with a full training schedule with the rest of the club’s players to ensure he is fully prepared for first-team action."