The controversy regarding Hugo Lloris’s decision to play on for Tottenham Hotspur yesterday despite suffering a concussion after he was accidentally hit by Romelu Lukaku continues to escalate.
An expert from a UK brain injury charity said today that:
“When a player suffers a blow to the head that is severe enough for them to lose consciousness, it is vital they urgently seek appropriate medical attention.
“By continuing to play, the player may have caused greater damage to his brain.”
Tottenham Hotspur, meanwhile, have confirmed that Lloris underwent a precautionary CT scan yesterday, and was given the all-clear. He traveled back to London last night.
In case you missed the incident, here’s footage of Lukaku colliding with Lloris’s head:
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- Lloris risked long-term health, says brain expert — Haringey Independent
- Manuel Pellegrini tells CSKA Moscow ‘we don’t want any more racist abuse’ — The Guardian
- Chris Coleman could be in charge of Crystal Palace for Saturday’s match — Evening Standard
- Hugo Lloris given the all-clear as Spurs hit back at criticism over decision to leave him on despite concussion threat — Independent
- Wayne Rooney can captain Manchester United, says boss David Moyes — Metro
- Crystal Palace captain Mile Jedinak confident correct managerial appointment will be made — Independent
- Marouane Fellaini calls for Fulham’s Sacha Riether to be retrospectively punished — Telegraph
- West Brom fans film themselves daubing graffiti at rival Wolves’ training ground — The Mirror
- Rafael da Silva out of Real Sociedad tie and doubtful to face Arsenal after suffering ankle ligament damage — Telegraph
- David Luiz and Juan Mata face Jose Mourinho’s axe after ‘worst Chelsea display’ — Evening Standard
- Christian Eriksen can show Tottenham how to turn adventure into goals — The Guardian
- Manchester City ‘using children’s TV’ to help their foreign players learn English — The Independent
- Heurelho Gomes tells Júlio César to leave QPR to save his World Cup — The Guardian
- World Cup expansion would boost Asia’s development — ESPN FC
- Qatar World Cup: Winter sports urged to fight date switch — BBC Sport
- Harry Rednapp ‘doesn’t like Brazilians’, claims Heurelho Gomes — The Independent
- MLS hires British security expert Ray Whitworth — SportsPro
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