Club doctors marginalised, says AFL boss

Mr Demetriou said that was one issue he was referring to at last month’s season launch when he confessed to “some recent errors of judgement”.

“One specific example, definitely... [I was] talking about the influence sports scientists were having at football clubs,” he told Fox Sports’ On The Couch program.

“We should have intervened a lot earlier. There were certain things going on, certain practices, particularly with marginalising our club doctors, which was unacceptable.”