Mike Brown still suffering from concussion and his season is over, but will he miss the world cup? Two full months after receiving his knock during the 6 Nations, betadvisor.com England full-back Mike Brown is still suffering from concussion symptoms that will likely have ruled him out for the rest of the season and a top sports betadvisor.com betting expert would also suggest that this might affect his World Cup squad selection chances. The 29-year-old number 15, was involved in an incredibly hard collision with Italy’s Andrea Masi on the 14th of February but was deemed to have recovered enough to play in England’s final two games, against Scotland and France. Since then he complained about suffering from symptoms since his return to his club rugby at Harlequins, and his director of Rugby, Conor O’Shea, admitted that Brown was still suffering from headaches “throughout the day”. For this very reason the England international was forced to sit out any training and the difficult but correct decision was taken of sidelining him for the club’s next two matches against Sale and Bath, but probably also for the final match of the season against Newcastle on the 16 May.
The fact that the Harlequins were unlikely to reach the premiership play-offs could have played an important part of O’Shea decision even if the coach was certain that Brown’s World Cup participation was not at risk.“Mike has played just six league games for us this season and it looks like it will probably stay that way,” said O’Shea, who is convinced that Brown picked up another knock against France which has worsened his condition: “He comes into see the medics but until he’s symptom free, he won’t resume any sort of training. The player himself is very frustrated but it is the right decision as he has headaches throughout the day. If it were an ankle injury, you can grade it and set a timescale. This is more like how long is a piece of string. Are we worried? Of course we’re worried. He didn’t even enjoy his week away. I feel for him. As you can imagine if I told any player to go home, that they would have headaches for the next month and they wouldn’t know when these would stop, that would be a tough place to be for anyone and that is what is happening with Mike.”
A top rugby tipster has taken this news seriously as it is only three weeks after what had happened to Wales and Northampton winger, George North, who was forced to take a break from any rugby after being knocked out for the third time in the space of two months. There are many a sports betting expert that are questioning the way the England coaching staff behaved with Brown, allowing him to return to the fold too soon and now putting himself in serious risk of not featuring at all for the main event of the rugby calendar 2015.