Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder denied that George North had been knocked out during Saturdays 19-11 Aviva Premiership defeat at Leicester.North crashed to the ground heavily after being tackled in the air by Adam Thompstone in the 17th minute, earning the Tigers player a yellow card, and television replays appeared to show the Wales winger unconscious.The 24-year-old left the field for a head injury assessment, after a lengthy period of treatment, but reappeared five minutes later and finished the game. North has had issues with concussion in the past, but Mallinder insisted he had not been knocked out on this occasion.I dont make those decisions and our doctors and medical staff are really clear that if anyone gets knocked unconscious or has had a knock where they look like they are unconscious, they need to come straight off, he said.Its as simple as that. You dont go to be assessed - you are off straight away. George has had some previous issues so he took it steady. The doctor was very, very happy even as he walked off that he was just going to go for an assessment and thankfully he could come back on.Our doctor makes those decisions but there are protocols that go on with people looking at the incident.?The Saints released a statement later on Saturday stating North was communicating immediately with attending medics and was only passed fit to return after he was fully assessed by the doctor.The statement read: George was attended to by the Northampton Saints medical team rapidly after landing on his side following a challenge in the air by Adam Thompstone.George was communicating immediately with attending medics and complaining of neck pain.Significant neck injury was excluded on the field but on review of video footage pitch side, the team followed World Rugby protocols and used a Head Injury Assessment given the potential mechanism for head injury.George was fully assessed by the doctor and passed fit to return to play.Northampton Saints places the highest importance on player care and their safety is the clubs primary concern. Paulo Orlando Jersey . Both players have lower body injuries that will keep them out of the lineup until at least January 31, which is the first game they can be activated from IR. Kansas City Royals Jerseys .J. -- Marshawn Lynch said Thursday it will be good to get back to football after the Seattle quiet talking running back wrapped up his final mandatory media session of Super Bowl week. http://www.royalsteamproshop.com/Royals-Abraham-Almonte-Kids-Jersey/ . LOUIS -- Heading into the final stretch of the season, the issues for the Chicago Bears banged-up defence only seem to be getting worse. Frank White Jersey . Vettel was 0.168 seconds faster than Red Bull teammate Mark Webber around the Suzuka circuit. Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg was two tenths of a second off Vettel. "The car balance is decent, but I think we can still improve," Vettel said. Bo Jackson Jersey . The team says the Spain international has a muscle pull in his right leg. Barcelona hosts third-division side Cartagena in the return leg of their round-of-32 tie after winning their first meeting 4-1. TOLEDO, Ohio -- Logan Woodside threw for 325 yards and three touchdowns, setting a Toledo single-season passing record, and the Rockets beat Ball State 37-19 in a thick fog Wednesday night.Woodside, who has thrown for at least three touchdowns in every game this season, leads the nation with 40 TD throws. He has 3,653 yards passing, eclipsing former Toledo record-holder Bruce Gradkowskis 3,518 in 2004.The victory by Toledo (9-2, 6-1) sets up sets up a showdown at No. 14 Western Michigan (10-0, 6-0) on Nov. 25 with the Mid-American Conference West title and a berth in the conference chhampionship game at stake.dddddddddddd Western Michigan is host to Buffalo (2-8, 1-5) on Saturday.The loss ended a chance for Ball State (4-7, 1-6) to try and become bowl eligible.Woodside passed to JonVea Johnson for a 28-yard touchdown and Corey Jones returned a punt 63 yards for another score as Toledo took a 14-0 lead, going up 20-10 at halftime.Woodside connected with Kareem Hunt on a 71-yard score and a 42-yarder to Cody Thompson in the third quarter. ' ' '