Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has joined the growing clamor of adding concussion substitutes to the Premier League.
The Premier league match between Arsenal and Wolverhampton was marred by a sickening clash of heads between David Luiz and Raul Jimenez.
Jimenez was immediately stretched off after getting treatment on the pitch whereas Luiz was allowed to play for a half with a bandage on his head before being substituted.
Seeing this incident, Ederson had this to say:
“I was very worried watching Raul. It was an accidental clash, a head to head. All the concern and care is very important”.
“It is a part of the body that is very fragile and needs special attention. When there is a blow to the head there should be a substitution (until) whether the player can continue”.
“You might be feeling OK at the time but after the game you feel the consequences. It wasn’t an intentional blow, they went to compete for the ball but we know the risks of a head injury. I hope he returns quickly and is back as soon as possible.”
Ederson was himself on the receiving end of an accidental kick on the head by Sadio Mane when City played Liverpool in 2017.
He was also treated on the pitch for a long time before being stretched off.
Many of the current and former players are raising their voice regarding this issue and are urging the Football Association to allow concussion substitutes ASAP.
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