FIFA gets yellow card over concussion
The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) is being pressured to investigate its concussion protocols after Uruguayan Alvaro Pereira was knocked out during a World Cup match.
FIFA currently has a “recognise and remove” policy where players with suspected concussion are removed from the game, though the Pereira incident has called its efficacy in to question.
Pereira ignored his team doctor’s advice and continued to play in the match against England after falling unconscious when he collided with an opponent’s knee.
A statement from The World Footballers