Whitelock raring to go after brave decision to speak up on concussion

Whitelock raring to go after brave decision to speak up on concussion

By Naveel Krishant
Friday 15/07/2022

All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock is raring to go for the series-decider against Ireland on Saturday after missing the second test with a head injury.

The 133-capped veteran is a welcomed return to coach Ian Foster's starting lineup, after a brave move saw him sit out the historic loss in Dunedin last weekend.

Whitelock played the entire 80 minutes of New Zealand's triumph over Ireland in the first test at Eden Park, and seemed to have escaped the fixture unscathed.

But after admitting to coaches at the conclusion of the game he was suffering from symptoms, he was diagnosed with delayed onset concussion.

The All Blacks will face Ireland at 7.05pm tomorrow.

[Source: Newshub]



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