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Last week the FA announced that a Head Injury Panel would be formed to advise the Association on the serious issue of concussion and head injury in football. A panel has been formed of UK and US neuro surgeons, neurologists, neuropathologists and neuropsychologists who will hold their first meeting on 13 May 2015. The Panel will be reviewing the current guidelines across the game – from grass roots to the premier league – to ensure that the game remains as safe as possible for all. They will also be conducting research into the lasting effects of head injury and repeated concussive episodes.
“This is vital step for the FA to take in further raising the awareness of head injury in sport. It is important that the sport, players and the fans are informed and educated on the seriousness of repeated concussions or more severe head injuries in the game.”
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