Stevie Ward stood down with concussion

Leeds Rhinos captain Stevie Ward has been stood down “indefinitely” following his concussion in the opening round of the Super League.

Ward, 26, has not featured since going off in the opening game against Hull FC earlier in February.

“We’ll stand him down indefinitely until we get more medical checks,” head coach Richard Agar told BBC Radio Leeds.

“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.

“The person we’re sending him to see had 10 cases in rugby union last year of concussions that lasted three months. We’re not saying Stevie is going to be out for three months but it tells you when you are dealing with things like this it is not straightforward.”

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