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Worries About Newcastle Defender – Wrong Decision Made

There were worries about Newcastle defender Fabian Schar yesterday when he appeared to be knocked out following a clash of heads with Georgia’s Jemal Tabidze.

There were real concerns from the players that he may have swallowed his tongue and he was treated on the pitch, and he seemed to be unconscious for around four minutes.

But after treatment from the medics, and being assessed by the Swiss doctor, he was allowed to play on.

Why that was the case should be investigated by the FA because when you are knocked out, it’s been proven that playing on can be medically dangerous.

It’s the kind of thing that can lead long-term to brain injuries.

Fabian Schar – unconscious for four minutes

We remember when Alexander Mitrovic suffered only a minor concussion in the derby with Sunderland (1-1) in our relegation season back in 2016 after Rafa had arrived.

The Newcastle doctor Paul Catterson refused to let him play on, and Rafa had to talk to Mitro to tell him he wasn’t going back into the game.

So that issue has to be addressed in football, and it’s for the long-term safety of the players.

But the good news is that Fabian Scar seems to be alright, but it was very worrying while he appeared to be unconscious on the field for so long.

Fabian was able to get assists for both Switzerland’s goals (for Steven Zuber and Denis Zakaria) in the 2-0 win over Georgia in the Euro qualification game.

FA rules are that if you have suffered a concussion during a game the player has to wait for six days before playing again (or training) – never mind playing on after being knocked out for four minutes.

Schar is currently serving a two-match ban for picking up 10 yellow cards, and he cannot play at Arsenal for us after the International break.

Switzerland are at home to Denmark on Tuesday in their next Euro 2020 qualifier, and it will be interesting to see if Schar is allowed to play in that game.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

3 comments so far

  • Munster Mag

    Mar 24, 2019 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #1

    Disgraceful. Rugby gets vilified by some halfwits on here but it has more respect for player welfare. Head Injury Assessment protocols are followed and he woukd be off the pitch and unlikely to be seen on a pitch for a couple of weeks

  • one fine day

    Mar 24, 2019 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #2

    From the mag
    (I know) but it’s really this simple for those who think we are suddenly on this upturn because he sanctioned one signing ( using the clubs money ,not his )

    As Mike Ashley is set to remove that glue which has prevented everything falling apart.

    If Rafa goes, his coaching staff will also go.

    If Rafa goes, many of the key players will also want to go.

    If Rafa goes, thousands more fans will go.

    If Rafa goes, then hope also goes.
    I say once we are safe them unleash hell until
    1. Rafa given what he wants and signs 3 years
    2 . Ash f?Ks off .simples
    Jib and co will Join us shortly to defend el Gordo

  • Jib

    Mar 24, 2019 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #3

    No he won’t


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