Ronan O'Gara has pulled back the curtain on what Johnny Sexton has been going through with his head injuries. According to the Irish Times, O'Gara has expressed concerns over Sexton's slow recovery.
He has struggled in training ever since his clash with Rob Kearney during last month's test against Australia.
I think one in three sessions is troublesome at the minute, he does two in three sessions with no symptoms but without doing contact, and that would obviously worry you.
Reading between the lines, it appears highly unlikely that Sexton would be back for their fixture with Toulouse on December 28th as reported by Midi Olympique, but much closer to the 12 week resting period suggested by French neurologist Dr Jean-Francois Cherman.
O'Gara suggested that Sexton was a good bit away from returning to contact and acknowledges that concussion is a prominent topic in the Top 14 after the Florian Fritz fiasco last season. He said that they are getting a lot of horror stories about concussion sent to them, and he hopes that this stops Sexton from demanding to return to play too early.
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