Players told to leave injuries to the professionals
Written by Simon Austin — March 21, 2017
PREMIER LEAGUE players have been reminded not to touch team-mates when they go down with injuries and to leave treatment to the professionals.
Two team-mates of Fernando Torres were praised for intervening when the Atletico Madrid striker was knocked unconscious during the draw against Deportivo La Coruna at the start of the month.
Deportivo doctor Carlos Larino said: “Gabi even took a bite from Fernando when opening his mouth. What he and Vrsaljko did was perfect.”
However, Premier League doctors have reiterated that this is NOT the way to proceed.
Dr Craig Roberts, Bournemouth’s head of medical services, told TGG: “We have a talk with the players at the beginning of the season and tell them 'don’t touch them, don’t move them, don’t do anything, just wait for us to get on the pitch'.