Leicester Tigers to miss Flood

Toby Flood, the fly half for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club and the defending Premiership champions the Leicester Tigers has been ruled out of the club’s season opening fixture against the Worcester Warriors.

However, the good news for the player and the club is that he can make a swift return from injury to take on Bath Rugby the following weekend. The 28 year old had to be hospitalized following a very high tackled from Ulster player Dan Tuohy during the club’s pre-season match against the Irish side in a match they won 30-10 in the end. Reports from the medical team later revealed that Flood had suffered a concussion following the tackle and that inevitably rules him out for this weekend’s season opening fixture against The Warriors.

However, tests and scans that were done later on at the Leicester Royal Infirmary later revealed that the Leicester Tigers player has not suffered any long term damage.

According to Richard Cockerill, the Director of Rugby at the club, the player will without a doubt miss the first match of the new season but he is confident he will bounce back soon enough and will be ready for the next few round of matches for the club.

Cockerill mentioned that the player was concussed but the good news is that there were no broken bones and the scans also didn’t reveal any long term problem so everything seems good for the player. He went on to add that the Leicester Tigers will stand him down for the weekend’s match because that was the medical advice given to the club. However, he mentioned that they will integrate the player soon enough and he might as well be given a chance to play against Bath Rugby next weekend if everything is cleared.