It seems that Fabian Schar is a little bit sick of people asking how he is after he suffered that concussion playing for Switzerland during the International break.
It certainly looked bad, and it was appalling that the Swiss allowed the Newcastle United defender to play on in the game against Georgia.
Rafa Benitez wasn’t too happy about it, and once he got back to Newcastle he was checked out by a doctor: he seems to have not suffered any real damage.
Of course in these situations you never really know – which is part of the problem – any damage tends to show up later in life.
But Fabian is quite clear he’s just fine as he said this in the Chronicle today:
“I had some games in the international break. The thing happened with the head, but everything is fine.”
“I trained the whole week with the team in the build-up to the last game against Palace and I’m feeling really good.”
“For me, I don’t care what has been said. People have written and said a lot of stuff, but a lot of it is not true.”
“There was too much polemic about this.”
“It looked bad at the moment it happened, but in the end, I was fine and it was not too bad at all.”
“I feel really good and it hasn’t affected me at all.”
“I have no injury now, so hopefully, we can stop talking about this.”
The incident brought demands that footballers be protected more in games when they have suffered concussions.
Alan Shearer is an advocate of protecting players in games who get head injuries, and the Newcastle icon weighed in during the press coverage on Schar – and good for him too.
Schar is turning out to be a real favorite on Tyneside; he’s a never-say-die type of player who gives his all in every game.
And as we’ve seen, he can also score some sensational goals.
And the Swiss national is a great player for a measly £3M from Deportivo.
What do you think?