UPDATE: Johnny Sexton suffers...

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UPDATE: Johnny Sexton suffers worrying head injury ahead of Six Nations

Off The Ball
Off The Ball

04:04 23 Jan 2016


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Johnny Sexton was forced off the field of play in Leinster's European Champions Cup game against Wasps at the Ricoh Arena after suffering yet another head injury.

The Irish outhalf, who was captaining Leinster for the first time on his 100th start for the province, failed to return to the field after being taken off for a head injury assessment. 

Sexton clashed his head with former Leinster player Brendan Macken after only eight minutes and was replaced by European Cup debutante Cathal Marsh. 

Unfortunately Johnny Sexton won't return to the pitch today after a head clash earlier. We hope all is OK pic.twitter.com/LJfYcwJPKV

UPDATE: 

It has since been confirmed that Sexton failed a HIA and will now enter the return to play protocols after the Leinster Rugby account tweeted the news. 

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">INJURY UPDATE: Johnny failed HIA, enters return to play protocols &amp; Marty hamstring issue. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WASvLEIN?src=hash">#WASvLEIN</a></p>&mdash; Leinster Rugby (@leinsterrugby) <a href="https://twitter.com/leinsterrugby/status/690952730525982721">January 23, 2016</a></blockquote>
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The injury now makes Sexton a major doubt for Ireland's 6 Nations opener against Wales on the 7th of February.

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