The Premier League have revealed that clubs would be be allowed to use permanent concussion substitutes as part of an ongoing trial.
Clubs have agreed to take part in an initiative approved by the International Football Association Board in December.
This means teams will be allowed to make a maximum of two concussion substitutions each.
The additional concussion substitutions may be made regardless of the number of substitutions a team have made already.
A Premier League statement said:
Premier League Shareholders today formally agreed to introduce the International Football Association Board’s (IFAB) additional permanent concussion substitutions trial.Advertisement
The trial will be confirmed when the implementation of the reporting processes, including private medical information, has been resolved with IFAB and FIFA.
With player welfare the Premier League’s priority, the protocols will allow a maximum of two concussion substitutes to be used per team, with the opposition side able to use the equivalent number. The additional concussion substitutions may be made regardless of the number of substitutions a team has made already.Advertisement
The trial is a result of the IFAB’s consultation with stakeholders and recommendations from their concussion expert group to allow additional substitutions for players with actual or suspected concussion.