April 23, 2021

Six Nations: Wales flanker Josh Navidi wants Grand Slam after concussion nightmare

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Josh Navidi is glad to be over his concussion nightmares eager to cap a trying year with a Six Nations Grand Slam.

The Welsh flanker did not play between August last year and January this after persistent problems with a head injury.

And he was part of a group who signed an open letter to World Rugby asking for more to be done to protect players from the dangers of concussion.

Josh Navidi is finally over his concussion nightmare that kept him out the game for six months

Josh Navidi is finally over his concussion nightmare that kept him out the game for six months

Josh Navidi is finally over his concussion nightmare that kept him out the game for six months

‘It’s all about player welfare and the ongoing research they’re looking to achieve,’ said Navidi.

‘It’s good to put my name to it and support them. The more research we can do the better to benefit the future generations of the game. It will be positive for the game.’

Navidi said of his own issues: ‘It’s was just a little bit of a headache but that was coming from my neck which was a tight muscle.

Wales' flanker wants to end a difficult year by winning the Six Nations Grand Slam

Wales' flanker wants to end a difficult year by winning the Six Nations Grand Slam

Wales’ flanker wants to end a difficult year by winning the Six Nations Grand Slam

Navidi was part of a group who signed an open letter to World Rugby asking for more to be done to protect players from the dangers of concussion

Navidi was part of a group who signed an open letter to World Rugby asking for more to be done to protect players from the dangers of concussion

Navidi was part of a group who signed an open letter to World Rugby asking for more to be done to protect players from the dangers of concussion

‘These things add up and you don’t know what’s going on.

‘You go through a long winded process of ticking boxes and all the boxes are ticked. It’s nice to be back on the pitch.

‘Getting a run of games and getting into the position we are in now has been fantastic.’

Wales are likely to pick a tried-and-tested team for France, with a late call made between Cory Hill and Adam Beard at lock for the Grand Slam game in Paris.

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