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New FA Concussion Treatment Guidelines

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The FA have today published new guidelines in relation to treating Concussion, with the main message being:

“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.”

Concussion Facts

  • A concussion is an injury to the brain
  • All concussions should be regarded as potentially serious and managed appropriately
  • Loss of consciousness does not occur in majority of cases
  • Anyone exhibiting symptoms must immediately be removed from playing or training
  • There must be no return to play on the day of any suspected concussion

Full details of the report can be obtained from The FA website by clicking here.

In addition, The FA have created a downloadable guide which the NWYFL recommend each club obtain, review and ensure all managers and even parents read. The document can be downloaded by clicking this linke: concussion-guidelines—a4-document (1)

Updated: November 24, 2015 — 4:17 pm
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