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Premier League To Trial Permanent Concussion Substitutes

Premier League To Trial Permanent Concussion Substitutes

The English Premier League said it had agreed to introduce an additional permanent concussion substitutions trial following a shareholders meeting on Wednesday.

LONDON: The English Premier League said it had agreed to introduce an additional permanent concussion substitutions trial following a shareholders meeting on Wednesday.

The decision comes after the game’s rule-making body IFAB last month gave the go-ahead for trials of additional “concussion subs”.

Under the protocols teams will be allowed a maximum of two concussion substitutes each per game in cases of head injury.

The trial will allow an additional concussion replacement, regardless of the number of substitutions a team has made.

“The trial will be confirmed when the implementation of the reporting processes, including private medical information, has been resolved with IFAB and FIFA,” the league said in a statement https://www.premierleague.com/news/1981126.

Earlier, soccer’s world governing body said it will trial concussion substitutes at next month’s Club World Cup in Qatar.

first published:January 20, 2021, 21:15 IST