The Premier League has long been related to the risk of headers. Now the English Elite League wants to introduce new guidelines.
In the wake of growing health concerns, the Premier League has announced that it intends to introduce header guidelines for training in professional football from next season. These will be based on two new studies on the much-discussed topic.
The guidelines are agreed by several organizations, including the Premier League and the FA Football Association, in consultation with clubs, players, coaches and medical professionals. Players from Liverpool FC’s youth and women’s teams and the U18 and Manchester City women’s teams will participate in the trial.
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During examinations, a face mask equipped with sensors should be used to determine which forces are at work. Experts have called for reducing the number of headers in training to reduce the risk of prolonged brain injuries.
A 2019 study in Scotland found that professional footballers were three and a half times more likely to die from neurodegenerative disease than the rest.
Two studies to begin to include titles in the Premier League
Results of these studies will inform guidelines for training at professional and adult football levels
– Premier League (@premierleague) March 26, 2021
The study should highlight any differences between men and women. The second project will compare the match tracking data of the previous 2019/20 season with the results of the mouthguard study.
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