Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young has provided a positive update on James Haskell after the England flanker was forced from the field just 36 seconds into his Wasps return.
Haskell, who has been sidelined since July with a toe injury, made his return to the Ricoh Arena on Sunday only to be taken off within the first minute of his return after a failed tackle on Leicester fullback Freddie Burns.
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Haskell was quickly replaced by substitute lock James Gaskell and was taken off the field to undergo a Head Injury Assessment, but after the game, Young confirmed that his flanker was fine but that the club must wait until he passes the return to play protocols before he can be cleared to play.
“He is totally fine now,” Wasps rugby director Young said (via ITV). “He had a real big hit and had a bang on the head, so he has got to go through the protocols.
“It was the best ’36-second’ comeback ever, so he is having a bit of a ribbing off the boys, but all jokes aside, thankfully he is okay. He took a nasty bang to the head.
“He went in low to make the tackle, and it was pretty much head on body.
“We’ve all been really eager to get him back on the field, and he’s had a big build-up, but he is totally fine, laughing and joking and having a bit of banter.”
Jack O’Toole, Pundit Arena