Fly-half Rhys Patchell is a World Cup worry for Wales after suffering a head injury during their final warm-up against Ireland in Dublin.

The pivot left the match after only 23 minutes to be replaced by .

Wales are already without Six Nations Grand Slam number 10 Gareth Anscombe, who suffered a knee injury in defeat to England on 11 August.

Patchell suffered two concussions during 2018-19 playing for Scarlets and is due to fly to Japan on Wednesday.

Patchell who beat ’ Jarrod Evans to a place in Wales’ 31-man squad, departed for a head injury assessment and did not return to the match at the Aviva Stadium.

Former Wales wing Adrian Hadley told BBC Radio Wales: “With his history, that head knock is a worry for Rhys Patchell. He took a knee to the head.”


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