Soccer Players, Coaches Still Making Decisions On Concussions

The New York Times (5/4, D9, Megdal, Subscription Publication) reports that concussion activists are concerned that FIFA is not properly addressing the issue of head injuries to players, despite progress in both recognition and treatment. Although FIFA has considered rule changes such as mandatory stoppages and temporary substitutions for players with head injuries, no such rules have been adopted, leading to widely varying treatment, with players and coaches often determining if an injury requires removal.

Related Links:

— “Competitive Environment Complicates Decisions About Head Injuries,” Howard Medal, New Yrk Times, May 3, 2015.

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