Headway welcomes new rules for Premier League

Leading brain injury charity Headway has welcomed new rules on how Premier League football clubs deal with head injuries.

“We are pleased to see the football authorities have addressed the serious issue of concussion,” said Peter McCabe, Chief Executive of Headway. “The measures announced today are a significant step forward in the protection of footballers at all levels and therefore are warmly welcomed.

“The more we know about head and brain injury, the better we understand the risks of continuing to play competitive sport following a concussion. The guidelines at all levels, from FIFA to the FA and Premier League, have to date been insufficient and ineffective, as demonstrated by numerous high-profile examples.