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