FA pushing for introduction of concussion substitutes
23 October 2019
Led by Chairman Greg Clarke, the FA is pushing hard for the introduction of concussion substitutes.
The push follows a recent study, partly funded by the FA, on brain injuries and associated neurological diseases among footballers.
Concussion substitutes are one step closer to being introduced in football.
Following a study partly funded by the Football Association, which showed that former professionals are up to five times more likely to die from Alzheimer's disease, the FA wants to give pitch-side doctors more time to assess head injuries, the Telegraph writes.
This will be made possible by allowing players to be replaced temporarily during a game while the doctors examine them - an addition to the game which could be introduced as soon as next season.
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