EPCR Release Statement Regarding Conor Murray Incident

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European Professional Club Rugby have released an official statement in relation to the Conor Murray concussion incident last week.

The Munster nine appeared to lose consciousness in Munster’s win over Glasgow last week, prompting a HIA by the southern province. Murray has since come out and stated he was not knocked out, but rather injured his neck.

EPCR decided to carry out an investigation in relation to the incident, with Munster insisting they followed the neccessary procedure and adhered to all protocols, stating Murray passed all tests, hence why he returned to the fold.

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The findings of the report have now been revealed that Munster did not commit any wrongdoing and no further action will be taken.

EPCR Untoward Incident Review Group has met on several occasions to discuss the Conor Murray incident in the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Glasgow Warriors and Munster Rugby on 14 January 2017.

The Group, whilst acknowledging its role is to review the application of the World Rugby Head Injury Assessment protocol, has player welfare at its core. The opinion of the Group is that Mr Murray did not demonstrate any criteria that should have led to his immediate and permanent removal from the field of play. The player underwent further assessment by Munster Rugby’s medical team and its specialist advisors and, as such, the decision as to when the player returns to play rests with Munster.

A full report will be delivered in due course.

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