UEFA wants tightening protocol brain injury after incident with Vertonghen

The UEFA wants the protocol regarding treatment of players with head injuries is being tightened. The European football body, has among the world’s umbrella organization, the FIFA asked to cooperate.

“I have the impression that the current rules are not adequate. Doctors would have more time to get the right diagnosis, without on that team let down’, says UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin Wednesday.

Ceferin considering in that respect temporary replacement, to prevent a footballer in a hurry again go into the field without that this is justified.

Now, it is still the case that the team with head injuries specifically to the referee should indicate that the ‘victim’ and the game should resume.

Among other things, the FIFPRo is of the opinion that this measure does not go far enough. The international spelersvakbond calls for an independent doctor at matches.


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Discussion raked up after head injury Vertonghen

The discussion about head injuries in soccer was recently raked up, after Jan Vertonghen a head injury suffered during the semi-finals of the Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and Ajax (0-1).

The Belgian defender was after a short treatment along the sidelines again, the field sent by the medical staff of the ‘Spurs’, but was barely a minute later change due to dizziness.

It was Tottenham Hotspur on the necessary criticism, but manager Mauricio Pochettino gave after the game to know that the doctors to the protocol of the UEFA had followed and that they are therefore not to blame found.

For me, the health of the players is always the most important. If the medical staff had said that he changed was I had no second doubts. In a situation like this is the doctor the boss,” he said.

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