Premier League’s new rules on head injuries

Starting this season, a player who suffers a brain injury or concussion must now leave the pitch.

As part of the new regulation the club doctor must decide if a player is capable of continuing, not the team management. And home teams will be required to have an extra ‘tunnel’ doctor to monitor players and potential blows to the head. Last season, Tottenham were criticised for letting keeper Hugo Lloris continue playing after he lost consciousness in a goalless draw against Everton. Read the full story.
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