Mauricio Pochettino Defends Medical Staff After Jan Vertonghen Injury

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However Vertonghen appeared to suffer a far more serious injury with both his shirt and shorts covered in blood. Tottenhams medical team appeared to instruct the referee that Vertonghen was fit to continue with the Belgian returning to the pitch. Upon being replaced by Moussa Sissoko and Tottenhams team of physios. Spurs play Bournemouth away from home this weekend before travelling to Amsterdam for the second leg of their first ever Champions League semi final. Its so important that the rules and the protocols are there and our medical staff followed the protocols. and we can turns things around in amsterdam. But what are the rules around head injuries and concussion in sport?Meanwhile brain injury charity Headway says temporary concussion substitutions should be brought in to allow medical staff to make proper assessments of injured players. A study of American football players brains found that 99% of professional NFL athletes tested had a disease associated with head injuries

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