Concussed Stanley may call it quits

Benson Stanley is unlikely to play again for the Blues after suffering a head knock in Saturday’s match against the Crusaders.

According to Fairfax News in New Zealand, Stanley has sustained a concussion and won’t be back before the break for internationals in June. Given his history with concussion, he may be sidelined for even longer.

Stanley will be moving to French club Clermont at the conclusion of the Blues’ Super Rugby campaign, and so there are fears that he may have played his last game for the Blues. His condition is such that he could be forced to quit rugby altogether, but that call will only be made at a later date.

‘The medical team are monitoring that and he’ll go through the normal protocols. He could be out for a while,’ said coach Pat Lam.

Meanwhile, the Blues have been boosted by the return of Rudi Wulf who has recovered from a shoulder injury. Loose forward Chirs Lowrey could also be back this week.