Morocco's Physio Repeatedly Slaps Player After Concussion Injury
A lot has been said about head injuries in football ever since Sergio Ramos' collision with Loris Karius in the Champions League final and Morocco's physio proved he didn't know how to deal with it in their World Cup opener.
Head injuries and sport have been big news over the last few years with American football and rugby leading the charge on dealing with them. Football though has been somewhat lacking.
Lots has been spoken about the issue in the fallout from the Champions League final after it was revealed days later that a collision with Sergio Ramos had led Loris Karius to be concussed before his two mistakes that led to two Real Madrid goals.
It led to many people asking if Liverpool should have taken him off or what could have been done better but apparently Morocco's physio didn't see any of the debate.
When Nordin Amrabat went down during the African side's World Cup opener against Iran on Friday afternoon their physio could only smack him in the face to check what was up with him:
Morocco's Amrabat knocked clean out and all the physio did was slap him round the face a few times. Can only compare that to when an old tv used to konk out and you'd bang it till it worked again. #WorldCup- Will Holderness (@WillHolderness) June 15, 2018
#Morocco please arrange to sent your physio team back home. How on earth do you splash water and slap a player who's suffered concussion in the name of treating him. I guess you wanted him 'dead'. That was so embarassing!- felix owino (@Felixowino73) June 15, 2018
Is he concussed?- James Nalton (@JDNalton) June 15, 2018
Dunno, what's the protocol?
*Slaps face* He is now. Sub him. pic.twitter.com/OUMYdU3oaa
Got there in the end, but uncomfortable viewing nonetheless. FIFA really need to take some action and put some funding into training because seems the Morocco physio/doctor was hopelessly inexperienced then.- Josh Oates (@MesutOatesil) June 15, 2018
Someone in football really needs to work out some better concussion protocols and quickly before a player actually does themselves some proper damage.
The last thing that the sport needs is physios slapping players in the face, that's just embarrassing.
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