Team doctors should be informed by video

At the World Cup in Russia, a team doctor of each team to get during the games access to recent video recordings.

The doctors could thus detect possible head injuries faster and take the necessary measures, said FIFA Chief Medical Officer Michel D’Hooghe at the team workshop of the 32 World Cup teams on Tuesday in Sochi. “I am convinced that this will be an improvement in the medical care of the players,” said the Belgian.

Similar to the video evidence for referees to the doctors on a screen, the incident that led to injury, can look at the sidelines again. For the first time there will be a special three-minute break in the case of head injuries at the World Cup, so that the doctors have enough time to adequately assess the blistering.

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