sport news Concussion substitutions to be trialled in England NEXT SEASON

Concussion subs set to be trialled in England NEXT SEASON... but medical authorities want head-injury changes implemented by JANUARY

By Kieran Jackson For Mailonline

Published: 09:32 GMT, 14 November 2020 | Updated: 09:38 GMT, 14 November 2020

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The trial of concussion substitutes in professional football is set to be implemented at the start of next season in England. 

The new rule will allow a change to be made if a player suffers a head injury, even if all substitutions have already been used. 

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Opposition teams will also be able to make a change, to avoid potential abuse of the rule, and the trials are set to be discussed by law makers on November 23, with medical authorities wanting implementation as soon as January.

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