In today’s litigious environment, you can’t continue play once a medical professional has said a player needs a head injury assessment. Once that definition had been made, a line is crossed.gangrenous wrote: ↑August 28, 2019, 6:15 pmMatt you’re still not actually addressing the crux of the argument. No one is suggesting that the player should be unable to be treated or removed from the game.
The play has continued down field. There is no risk to the player at this point and he can be treated.
Like I said if the NRL is getting sued it’s going to be class action for being a collision sport. CTE isn’t impacted by the game continuing downfield to my knowledge. If there were multiple cases of players unable to be appropriately treated or escorted from the field safely under the old rule you’d have a case. As far as I’m aware the old rule worked fine.
It’s an easy fix anyway. Have an independent NRL rep who runs out to incidents with trainer. If it’s a case like a broken leg where he isn’t going to be able to be moved safely before play returns then he or she stops the game. They also have a whistle to stop the game immediately if there is a change of possession and play looks to return faster than anticipated.
Fundamentally I completely agree with you, chances of any issues happening once the play has passed he player by are minuscule, but that’s not how today’s culture of **** covering works.