- Mar 1, 2015
- AFL Club
- North Melbourne
- Other Teams
- Fish Creek Football Club
More footballers will miss more games due to concussion in 2020 as the AFL tightens its protocols.
As per the article, "With the more stringent policy, a concussed player with a six-day break or less ahead of their next match will have little to no chance of playing. "
Will/should this lead to higher penalties where an infraction leads to a concussion?
A free kick seems inadequate compared to losing a player for the rest of the match and the likelihood of next weeks match. Also disadvantages clubs who find themselves with additional short breaks in the "draw".