The Munster scrum-half described his neck as "a little stiff" but that he was fully inspected by Munster doctors during and after the game
Conor Murray insists he did not lose consciousness during Munster's Champions Cup pool win over Glasgow Warriors last weekend, explaining that he had just suffered a neck injury.
Rassie Erasmus's side were late winners in Scotstoun to keep them top of Pool 1 and the Ireland scrum-half said that despite concerns he had suffered a concussion, he was fit to continue.
"Basically I just mistimed my tackle and got my head on the wrong side of a tackle with their big second row Tim Swinson and banged my neck," he said at Munster's press conference on Wednesday afternoon.
"It was a big impact, I'm not trying to hide that. His elbow hit off my neck and I was a bit shook by it. Not in my head, but it was a big impact on my neck and my shoulder. I lay there for a second or two but I remember talking to Andrew Conway who was right beside me. He asked me if I was alright and I said it was just my neck.
"Our physios and doctors came on and I told them it was my neck. They checked me and if they had suspected that I had lost consciousness, I have no doubt they would have taken me off."
Conor Murray speaking to the press on Wednesday afternoon. Image: ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson
Munster faced scrutiny over their handling of the situation, after replays appeared to show that Murray had gone unconscious for a moment. However, after being withdrawn from the field of play, Murray was reintroduced and finished the game.
"That's the attitude toward concussion at the moment, it's a very serious thing. We have to look after players first and foremost.
"I think there was a video and they suspected that I may have lost consciousness. So I went off. I didn't lose consciousness.
"But when it something like that, you do what they say. I did my HIA [Head Injury Assessment]. Passed it fully. They didn't suspect me of concussion so I went back on to finish the game.
"We followed the protocols. We did another HIA after the game, passed that. I came in on Monday morning, I did my HIA with my impact test again. I saw a neurologist in Cork and he didn't suspect anything.
"We feel like we've gone above and beyond. As a player if I feel like I have a concussion, I will not play at the weekend. It's too dangerous."
He added: "I feel we're quite well educated on concussion. The way we approach it and the way the higher powers are improving ways to deal with it is brilliant. If I felt off in any way I wouldn't play. We all knwo how dangerous concussions can be."