NRL News: Robbie Farah named as starter for the State of Origin series despite head injury

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Super Rugby - New South Wales Waratahs v Queensland Reds - Allianz Stadium. Queensland Reds' Ayumu Goromaru from Japan kicks a penalty to score. Sydney, Australia, 27/02/16 Reuters/David Gray

NRL Robbie Farah responded to family, friends and fans’ concern regarding the head injury he sustained in the West Tigers’ game against Canterbury last week. He will be a starter for round one of this year’s State of Origin series despite recent head injury.

West Tigers’ former captain Farah sustained a heavy concussion and was made to go to a series of brain scans at Westmead Hospital, Daily Telegraph reports.

Farah narrated it took him awhile to regain his bearings. Despite suffering because of vertigo and nausea, Farah was calm. He was only concerned for his family but he was confident that the right people are working to take care of him. For a couple of days, Farah had limited mobility.

“I went through the right protocols and got all the scans I needed to get to rule out anything serious,” NSW hooker Farah said, as reported by The Australlian. “Once those serious things (were) ruled out, it was just a matter of getting the required rest to give myself time to recover.”

The results of the brain scans revealed that there was nothing serious to worry about. However, Farah was not allowed to play against Newcastle last weekend.

The NRL player is set to resume training on Wednesday despite coach Laurie Daley’s concerns.

Farah was named on the NSW Blues side on Monday along with current West Tigers’ captain, Aaron Woods. They will be playing for round one of the State of Origin series against Queensland on June 1 according to Daily Telegraph.

Here are State of Origin reactions on Twitter: