Anger at another concussion snub
THE Premier League has reacted with anger after rulemakers IFAB refused the latest attempt to trial temporary concussion substitutes next season. On Friday, Sportsmail revealed 18 of 20 club doctors had signed a letter to IFAB calling on them to permit a trial. An earlier request was rebuffed in January. However, IFAB refused to budge from the ongoing trials of permanent concussion subs which many feel are not fit for purpose.
A Premier League spokesperson said: ‘We are disappointed that a trial was not approved. We remain convinced it should go ahead in the interests of player welfare.’