## ## Simon McIntyre ‘concern’ as Wasps prop suffers concussion soon after returning from 14
Simon McIntyre of Wasps (Image: 2018 Getty Images)Sign up to FREE email alerts from CoventryLive dailySubscribeWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingSee ourprivacy noticeThe loosehead missed 11 games over a three month period following a head injury suffered against Bristol Bears in the Premiership Cup back in November.His long awaited return was slightly delayed with a minor knee injury but he finally played his first Gallagher Premiership minutes in the 29 22 victory over Bristol Bears at Ashton Gate.The 27 year old arrived as a 62nd minute substitute playing at his alternative position of tighthead while Wasps cope without injured options Kieran Brookes (ankle) and Jake Cooper Woolley (thumb).McIntyre was due to be the player put forward by Wasps for last week media session but a collision in training prompted his withdrawal from those duties.He would also be missing from the Wasps teamsheet for the 24 18 defeat to Sale Sharks at the Ricoh Arena as former Worcester Warriors prop Biyi Alo, on loan from city neighbours Coventry Rugby, manned the bench as an unused substitute as Will Stuart went the distance.Wasps Simon McIntyre in December 2015″Obviously he was out for quite a while with a concussion, hopefully it will not be too long and he can get through it,” said Young.”Picking up concussions so close to each other is always a concern and to be honest with you, it wasn that bad a knock either.”So it is a little bit concerning but hopefully it not something that will keep him out for too long and we can get him back out on the pitch.”Six month lay off with foot injury McIntyre season did not begin until November after suffering a foot injury in the penultimate game of the 2017/18 season.His six month lay off ended when he arrived off the bench during the 15 14 defeat to Northampton Saints in the Premiership Cup back in November as a second half substitute, replacing Tom West.Luke Hamilton of Leicester is tackled by Simon McIntyre (L) and Tom CruseThe following week he started in the cup clash with Bristol only for a 29th minute collision to leave him grounded and commencing a 14 week battle until making his next Wasps appearance his 154th since joining in 2011 from Sale Sharks.During his 98 day period out of action following the Bristol collision, McIntyre was one of five senior players to re sign for the club that were announced on Christmas Day along with Jimmy Gopperth, Tommy Taylor, Ben Harris and Ashley Johnson.Wasps boss Young said at the time: “Simon has been one of our consistent performers for a number of seasons now, so we’re delighted he’s signed a new deal.Read MoreMore Wasps stories”It’s fantastic that we’re getting a core group of players signing new deals ahead of 2019/20 as it helps us build stability and consistency within the squad and we’re pleased with how things are shaping up.”During his absences, Wasps have leaned heavily on the services of Ben Harris, who has seized his chance by making 21 appearances while Zurabi Zhvania, signed from Stade Francais last summer, has played 19 games, scoring one try so far for his new club.