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Germany's Kramer continuing in World Cup final after head injury revives concussion concern

Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Sunday, July 13, 2014 4:49 PM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO


Germany midfielder Christoph Kramer's head injury in the World Cup final on Sunday has revived concern about the way football deals with concussions.

It was the latest in a series of head injuries at the World Cup that appeared to have not been properly checked.

Kramer continued playing for 14 minutes in the first half of the final at Maracana Stadium after taking a heavy blow to the face in a collision with Argentina defender Ezequiel Garay. The 23-year-old Kramer was eventually replaced in the 31st minute after slumping to the ground and the German football federation said he had a suspected concussion. It didn't give any more details.

Kramer appeared to be disorientated when helped off the field by medical staff.

Argentina players Javier Mascherano and Pablo Zabaleta also played on in their team's semifinal against the Netherlands in Sao Paulo after sustaining head injuries. Mascherano appeared to be completely disorientated and fell to the ground after a clash of heads with a Dutch player. Both Mascherano and Zabaleta started in the final.

Questions about FIFA's concussion protocol were first raised in the group stage of the World Cup when Uruguay defender Alvaro Pereira refused to leave the field after being struck in the head by an England opponent's knee. Pereira lay motionless for a short while and appeared to be briefly unconscious but was still allowed to come back onto the field and continue playing.

Uruguay team doctor Alberto Pan initially made hand signals for a substitution but then seemingly changed his mind after the clearly dizzy player furiously protested. The images provoked criticism from professional players' union FIFPro, head injury specialists and others. Pereira later said the blow knocked him out and "was like the lights went out."

"I was also not happy with that situation. I must confess that," said Michel D'Hooghe, a member of the FIFA executive and chairman of its medical committee.

The incidents have also led to debate over whether FIFA should allow a temporary substitution so a player can get a head injury properly checked. Top-level rugby, for example, allows players who are suspected of having concussion to leave the field and be looked over by a doctor, and temporarily replaced with someone off the bench.

FIFA medical chief D'Hooghe told the AP earlier in the tournament that he doesn't oppose the idea.










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