LONDON (REUTERS) – The English Premier League said it had agreed to introduce an additional permanent concussion substitutions trial following a shareholders meeting on Wednesday (Jan 20).
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 trial will be confirmed when the implementation of the reporting processes, including private medical information, has been resolved with IFAB and FIFA,” the league said in a statement.
Earlier, soccer’s world governing body said it will trial concussion substitutes at next month’s Club World Cup in Qatar.
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