Daily Mail

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.’

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