The FA release new concussion guidelines
Concussion guidelines outline clear message – ‘If in doubt, sit them out’
Footballers who sustain a suspected concussion, either during training or in a game, should immediately be removed from the pitch and not allowed to return, until the appropriate treatment has been administered.
That is the message at the heart of new guidelines launched today by The FA for managing head injuries at all levels of the game.
Available as both a free-to-download digital document and online resource via The FA and County FA websites, the guidance is based on evidence and best practice from around the world, and includes key information on how a concussion should be managed from the time of injury through to a player’s safe return to football.