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Pivac provides Halfpenny injury update

4th January 2019, 09:49 by Alex Jack

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac has revealed Leigh Halfpenny is set to visit a specialist about his recent concussion.

The Wales full-back has been stuck on the sidelines for almost two months after he suffered a blow to the head from Australia centre Samu Kerevi in the autumn internationals.

With Halfpenny still unable to play, Pivac has admitted it has been a frustrating time for the British & Irish Lion and now the Scarlets are hoping for positive news from a specialist in concussions.

"He is very frustrated," said Pivac. "You can see a leg injury, these things are easy to deal with, you can see a finish line.

"You didn't know as much about the head injuries that occur. It is frustrating for all concerned, more so for Leigh.

"He is seeing a specialist and that will hopefully give us an accurate timeframe for him in coming back to play. We will know more next week hopefully."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Alex Jack is a Yorkshireman with Scottish connections and well versed in a number of sports. A Leeds United supporter, who also enjoys both codes of rugby. Leeds Rhinos is where you can find him in the summer, while Alex is an avid supporter of Scottish rugby union.

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