Four Irish players suffered suspected concussions during Australia win 4 years ago

Four Irish players suffered suspected concussions during Australia win

The IRFU has issued updates on the health status of four backline players that featured in Saturday's 26-23 win over the Wallabies

The IRFU has this evening confirmed that Conor Murray, Johnny Sexton, Rob Kearney and Gordon D'Arcy are all set to undergo return-to-play protocols. All four players received knocks during Ireland's win but only Munster scrum-half Murray underwent a pitchside concussion test and then returned to play.

The union's medical bulletin reads, 'Gordon, Rob and Johnny were removed from the field of play with suspected concussions.  They underwent the HIA (Head Injury Assessment) and were assessed again today by the Irish medical team.

'They will complete the HIA process with a further assessment after 48 hours and will follow the return to play protocols at their respective clubs.'

Jonathan Sexton down injured 22/11/2014

Regarding Murray, the IRFU stated, 'Conor completed the HIA to the satisfaction of the match-day doctor and was cleared to return to the field. Conor was assessed today and will be assessed again after 48 hours as he completes the HIA process.'

Murray was replaced by Eoin Reddan but retook the field after 76 minutes and played the remainder of the game at out-half as Sexton wasc in no fit shape to continue.