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Rohan Smith “seeking experts outside of the sport” to help star of the future

Morgan Gannon featured for Leeds Rhinos in the opening two games of the season, after all he is an impressive young talent with a huge future.

However, in Round Two he suffered a concussion and though the stand down period passed some time ago, Gannon hasn’t featured since.

He has even had an MRI as the club work to make sure he is fully okay after he suffered a huge head knock at the end of last season.

Speaking this week, coach Rohan Smith revealed that the club are looking for experts outside of the sport to work with him after this latest injury:

“We’ve put a really comprehensive plan together to work on all aspects that may reduce the risk in the future of another concussion.

“He’s doing a lot of quality training and we’re seeking experts outside of our sport to support that as well so I think it’s an exciting time for Morgan to work on some things and prepare himself for his next opportunity to play, which won’t be for another few weeks at least.

“He’s got a couple more weeks of training and we want to see some physical gains and growth there as well as some other stuff around coordination, skill, execution and making changes to tackle technique.

“That will take some time but he’s fully engaged in that process and it’s been great to see.

“He hasn’t had any physical symptoms after this most recent concussion, the specialist has taken a conservative approach to returning to play and we’ve had that clearance to return to contact and get going again. We’re putting a conservative and well-constructed plan to bring about some technical improvements and physical gains.”

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