Concussed AFL players will be sidelined for at least one match under a major overhaul of the game’s policing of head knocks.
In an admission more needs to be done to tackle the scourge of concussion, the league will significantly strengthen its return-to-play protocols for the 2021 season.
Under current guidelines, concussed players are able to play seven days after a knock if they pass medical assessments.
The lay off period will now be extended beyond 10 days.
It means a player knocked out in a preliminary final would miss the Grand Final.
An AFL spokesman said its updated concussion guidelines would be finalised in the coming weeks.
He's played 171 games in 9 seasons....thats averaging 19 games per season...a pretty sparse injury history to put it mildly.With Camerons soft tissue injury history this is really not good news.