Star faces up­hill task to be ready for Lions’ tour of New Zealand

New Straits Times - - Sport -

WELLING­TON dur­ing ex­er­cise.

“Colesy’s sit­u­a­tion is com­pli­cated by the fact that... sub­se­quent to his knee in­jury, he not only de­vel­oped a calf strain but also some headaches,” Boyd said in dis­cussing his side for their clash with South Africa’s Storm­ers to­mor­row.

“He is now un­der a return to play pro­to­col for con­cus­sion.”

Boyd said the Hur­ri­canes had no idea when Coles suf­fered the in­jury that has re­sulted in the con­cus­sion symp­toms.

“We gen­uinely don’t know where he got those symp­toms from,” he added.

“We’ve had a look at the High­landers game, which was the last game he played. He had no symp­toms post that, so I’m not sure. The source of that is com­pletely un­known to us.”

Coles be­gan to suf­fer from the headaches as he in­creased his work­load in re­cov­er­ing from the calf in­jury, Boyd said.

“At the end of the day, he has started to return to train and de­vel­oped

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