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Premier League to introduce concussion subs from February

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The Premier League will introduce concussion substitutes from February 6.

This means Premier League, FA Cup, Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship teams can take out players who are diagnosed with or suspected of sustaining a concussion during games.

The extra subs are in addition to their three regular substitutions.

Aston Villa and Everton on February 6 will be the first fixture under the new regulations.

The new protocol will first come into force in the FA Cup from next month’s fifth round and will be used in the Women’s Super League and Championship from February 6.

“The trial is a result of the IFAB’s consultation with stakeholders and recommendations from their concussion expert group to allow additional substitutions for players with actual or suspected concussion,” a joint statement from the FA and Premier League read.

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