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Football: Premier League, WSL to trial concussion substitutes from Feb 6

Football: Premier League, WSL to trial concussion substitutes from Feb 6

Tottenham's Jan Vertonghen down injured REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

REUTERS: The Premier League and Women's Super League will introduce concussion substitutions trials from Feb 6, England's Football Association said on Friday (Jan 30).

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 new protocol will also come into force in the FA Cup from the fifth round, which will be played from Feb. 9-11, and will be used in the Women's Championship from Feb 6.

"The trial is a result of the IFAB's consultation with stakeholders and recommendations from their concussion expert group to allow additional substitutions for players with actual or suspected concussion," a joint statement from the FA and Premier League read.

Source: Reuters

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