Wasps make light of Haskell's 'outstanding' 35 seconds

Wasps make light of Haskell's 'outstanding' 35 seconds

James Haskell 'totally fine' after suffering head injury on comeback.

Wasps boss Dai Young delivered a positive fitness bulletin on James Haskell after the England flanker's long-awaited comeback from injury lasted less than a minute.

Second-half substitute Haskell appeared to be knocked out following a tackle on Leicester full-back Freddie Burns as Wasps claimed a gripping 22-16 Aviva Premiership victory at the Ricoh Arena.

James Haskell was helped from the field during the game against Leicester He was then helped off, having featured for just 49 seconds in his first appearance since suffering a serious toe injury during England's successful Australia tour last summer.

And while the initial signs are good, Haskell will face a fitness race against time for next Saturday's key European Champions Cup clash against French heavyweights Toulouse.

"He is totally fine now," Wasps rugby director Young said. "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”

– Entry was posted on January 9th, 2017 by James Haskell
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