Man City manager Pep Guardiola calls for concussion protocol clarity

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Man City manager Pep Guardiola calls for concussion protocol clarity

Manchester City administrator Pep Guardiola says conventions on head wounds 'should be clear'; Raul Jimenez had a medical procedure on a cracked skull

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Manchester City administrator Pep Guardiola says conventions on head wounds ‘should be clear’; Raul Jimenez had a medical procedure on a cracked skull following an impact with David Luiz in Arms stockpile Wolves game on Sunday; Wolves striker Jimenez was stretchered off after a conflict of heads with David Luiz and has since had a procedure on a cracked skull.

The episode, which happened right off the bat in the match and brought about a protracted deferral of around 10 minutes as paramedics and clinical staff saw the two players, has returned a discussion about how football manages potential on-field conversations.

Brain injury affiliation charity Progress delivered an explanation on Monday communicating its “outrage and dissatisfaction at football’s proceeds with failings to shield its players from blackout” and emphasized its view that transitory blackout substitutes are “critically” required.

Talking in front of a  Champions League game against FC Porto, Guardiola stated: “Ideally Raul Jimenez and David Luiz discover they are well and I have heard that Raul Jimenez has had an activity so that ideally has worked out in a good way.

This is the main thing because with head wounds you must be cautious. I don’t have an idea about the conventions, some of them say that you must be almost out (oblivious), some of them say no, so it should be clear.

“Since head wounds are so critical yet ideally they both are progressing doing well.”

The Champions League knockout stage with a success over Olympiacos a week ago and Guardiola affirmed he will make group changes for Tuesday night’s down in Portugal.

“Sergio Aguero didn’t prepare (on Monday), it is not all that much yet he didn’t prepare,” Guardiola said. “We have 19 players to browse for the game.”

“Porto is a difficult opponent and we need to choose the most ideal players.”

Luke Griggs, vice president-chief at Progress, stated: “Over and over again in football, we see players getting back to the pitch having gone through a concussion evaluation – possibly to be removed a couple of moments later when unmistakably they are not fit to proceed.

“That is the very motivation behind why we critically need transitory concussion substitutes in football. You just can’t face a challenge with head wounds. They dislike strong wounds where you can return a player on ‘to check whether they can do it if off’. One further hit to the head when concussed could have genuine outcomes.

“The question that has to be asked is had the concussion substitutes rule been in place, would Luiz have been allowed to return to the field of play? Would that extra time in the treatment room have led to a different decision being made?

The concussion convention expresses that ‘anybody with a speculated concussion must be quickly taken out from play’, while the game keeps on advancing an ‘if all else fails, pass on it’ way to deal with head wounds. “On numerous occasions, we are seeing this manner of speaking not being borne out by activities on the pitch. Something isn’t right. This can’t be permitted to proceed.

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