Premier League's concussion protocol called into question following Eric Bailly incident


Manchester United extend their unbeaten run under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to ten games with a gritty 1-0 win away at Leicester.

Marcus Rashford's ninth minute strike was enough to defeat the Foxes in what was a  resolute performance from Claude Puel's side.

United are now on 48 points - just two behind Chelsea in fourth - but have tough run ahead with games against Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Liverpool fast approaching.

Victor Linedlof continued his good run of form with another clean sheet, this time around partnering with the returning Eric Bailly.

The Ivorian has been in and out of Solskjaer's team due to competition from England international Phil Jones.

Bailly performed admirably showing his Nemanja Vidic-esque talents, throwing his body in front of the ball at every opportunity as Leicester searched for an equaliser.

One particular moment in the 25th minute of the game caught the eye of fans and it did not show the Premier League in a great light.

Bailly is shown blocking a Demarai Gray shot with his head and is visibly shaken by the velocity of the strike.

The 24-year-old drops to the turf looking disorientated and yet after a brief moment to regain his bearings, continues to play without any treatment.

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Fans were not happy at all about the lack of care Bailly recieved and questioned why the Premier League do not take potential concussions more seriously.

It's clear that football is behind when it comes to being ultra careful with head injuries.

Yes, the ball is put out of play if there is any sign of distress above the neck but do the Premier League really have a protocol that ensures the safety of players?


Well, Bailly looked to have recovered after a while and did complete a full 90 minutes, so in this instance it seems like the centre-back is okay.

However more situations similar to this are bound to occur and could have more serious consequences.

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