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Tigers' Fulton out with 4th NRL concussion

Wests Tigers forward Liam Fulton has been reluctantly stood down from Friday's NRL game against South Sydney after suffering his fourth concussion this season in Sunday's win over Newcastle.
Tigers' Fulton out with 4th NRL concussion
by AAP

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CANBERRA, June 10 AAP - Wests Tigers forward Liam Fulton has been reluctantly stood down from Friday's NRL game against South Sydney after suffering his fourth concussion this season in Sunday's win over Newcastle.

The decision to stand Fulton down from Friday night's clash was made on Tuesday following discussions with coach Mick Potter and the Wests Tigers' chief medical officer.

Potter said it was a concern that Fulton had already suffered four concussions in the first half of the season and the club was treating the situation very seriously.

"Liam understands the importance of following medical procedure with an injury such as this and we look forward to welcoming him back onto the field when he's cleared to play again," he said.

However, the Tigers and Fulton were far from impressed that Newcastle forward David Fa'alogo escaped charge from the match review committee for a stray elbow in the tackle.

On Monday, Fulton went as far to say that he shouldn't miss any matches if Fa'alogo didn't.

"If Fa'alogo isn't having any weeks out, I'm not having any weeks out. And the NRL can't step in and do anything because they said there's nothing in it and gave him no suspension," Fulton told AAP on Monday.

Earlier this season, the NRL fined the Tigers $20,000 with $10,000 suspended for breaching the league's rules in letting Fulton play on despite showing concussion signs in a round-five clash with Manly.

On the latest incident, Fulton said he was left dazed but had full memory from the game.




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