FA pushing for introduction of concussion substitutes

23 October 2019

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Photo: Getty Images The FA's chairman, Greg Clarke, is pushing hard on the swift introduction of concussion substitutes.

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.

Jesper Elkjær Jensen jej@offthepitch.com

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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