Premier League to introduce new rules on head injuries

  • 6 August 2014
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (right) suffered a head injury against Everton but carried on playing Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (right) suffered a head injury against Everton but carried on playing

The Premier League is to introduce new rules this coming season on how to deal with head injuries.

A player suffering a head injury must now leave the pitch and the club doctor must decide if a player is able to continue playing, not the manager.

Teams playing at home will need a third doctor available on match-days too.

Last season, Tottenham were criticised for letting keeper Hugo Lloris play on after he lost consciousness in a match against Everton.