Sexton’s latest injury worry has sparked fears from one pundit over his future and warnings he should not be selected to play against Wales

Ireland outside-half Johnny Sexton has been urged to consider quitting the game after the latest blow to the head that threatens to rule him out of the Six Nations opener against Wales.

Sexton was taken off during Leinster’s defeat to Wasps on Saturday after being hurt in a clash of heads with opposing centre Brendan Macken.


It was the latest in a series of serious head injuries suffered by the Lions star, who was stood down for 12 weeks after suffering four concussions in quick succession in 2014. He also took a heavy blow to the head playing against France at the recent Rugby World Cup.

Following the latest incident, Ireland have been warned they face the wrath of the medical community if they select Sexton to face Wales on February 7, with respected Irish pundit George Hook telling Sexton he should consider quitting in his column for the Irish Independent.

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