Leeds Rhinos captain Stevie Ward has been stood down “indefinitely” as the club look to find out more about the concussion he suffered against Hull FC in round one.
Ward, 26, has not featured since going off in the defeat by Hull FC on February 2nd.
When speaking to BBC Radio Leeds, Rhinos boss, Richard Agar said: “He’s failed his return-to-play protocols for the past three weeks,”
“For him to still be showing symptoms after three weeks is concerning.”
He continued: “As soon as he’s started exercise, the dizziness and blurred vision have come back, so we’re sending him down to see a specialist in London to have some more cognitive tests.”
Ward appeared in the 2012 and 2017 Super League Grand Finals for Leeds, who are his only professional club, as well as the 2015 Challenge Cup final.
“We’re leaving this in the hands of the medical experts because it is certainly not one we can take lightly,” Agar added.