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Concussion-sub is considered by GAA

A concussion-sub rule, similar to the current blood-sub rule, is under consideration by the GAA, to allow time for proper touchline examination.

The head of the GAA's Medical, Science and Welfare Committee, Dr Pat Duggan, believes concussion will become a bigger issue in sports like Gaelic football and hurling over the next few years.

Duggan is satisfied that a position paper, in existence on concussion since 2007, sets out GAA policy on the injury which he believes is “way ahead of the posse.”

On match days, the committee will explore a temporary substitution to allow for proper detection on the side of the pitch.

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