John Gallucci Jr. Appears on Reuters.com Over Sports-Related Concussions

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John Gallucci posing with a soccer ball

BY SIMON EVANS

(Reuters) – FIFA’s new plans for dealing with concussions have been criticized by some in the United States for not involving an independent medical inspection, but Major League Soccer’s medical chief believes team doctors should be trusted.

The proposed protocol from FIFA states that when a suspected concussion occurs, the referee should stop the game for three minutes, allowing a team doctor to make an on-pitch assessment and decide if the player has a suspected concussion.

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