While his status ahead of the game against the Canberra Raiders on Saturday night remains unclear, there is plenty of good news surrounding the injury update on Sharks five eighth Fa’amanu Brown.
Brown was assisted from the field during the second half of the Sharks clash with the Warriors after getting his head in the wrong spot while attempting a tackle on Sam Lisone.
All precautions were taken at the time, with Brown treated and assessed at an Auckland hospital, however he was immediately released and travelled home with the team the next morning.
Back on home soil, Brown has undergone all the appropriate concussion protocols and it is so far so good for the young Kiwi-born utility.
“He has undergone all the protocols and at this stage he is fine,” Sharks Coach Shane Flanagan said. “He hasn’t experienced any side-affects and hasn’t had any headaches either, which is a good sign.”
Brown was on light duties at training today as the Sharks continued to take all the necessary precautions. Sharks training and medical staff will continue to assess and monitor Brown before deciding when he will be fit to return to the field.
An extremely capable replacement for the injured James Maloney last Friday night, Brown scored an opportunistic first half try to put his team in front and his clever kicking and running game was the perfect foil for halves partner Chad Townsend.
Maloney is expected to miss one, maybe two more matches as he recovers from a broken hand.