NRL Statement on Alex Glenn HIA

The NRL said today that Alex Glenn's Head Injury Assessment (HIA) had been handled appropriately by the Brisbane Broncos during their Round 1 Telstra Premiership match against Cronulla Sharks.

A review of the incident found that Glenn was removed from the field about 35 seconds after his original assessment by the club trainer.

In that time he did not make any hit ups or tackles. In fact he did not come into contact with any opponent.

Glenn was involved in a head clash with a Cronulla Sharks opponent in the 36th minute.

A trainer ran on to the field to attend to him while the Broncos doctor reviewed vision of the incident at the NRL's Sideline Injury Surveillance unit.

Following the on-field assessment, the on-field trainer immediately reported to the Broncos doctor his assessment of Glenn's condition. The Broncos doctor ordered his immediate removal from play for further assessment. He was subsequently ruled out of the remainder of the match.

Glenn must now undergo a review by the Broncos doctor over the next week before he can be cleared to play again.

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