Spurs accused over Lloris

Last Updated: Mon, 04 Nov 2013 08:29
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Spurs have been accused of being 'dangerous and irresponsible' with Hugo Lloris' health by the brain injury charity, Headway.

The keeper was knocked unconscious when he collided with Romelu Lukaku's knee late in the 0-0 draw at Everton on Sunday but, after extensive treatment, stayed on the field.

The decision to allow him to play on after he was knocked out has been heavily criticised by Headway spokesman Luke Griggs.

He said: "When a player - or any individual - suffers a blow to the head that is severe enough for them to lose consciousness, it is vital they urgently seek appropriate medical attention.

"A physio or doctor treating a player on the pitch simply cannot accurately gauge the severity of the damage caused to the player's brain in such a setting as there may be delayed presentation of symptoms.

"By continuing to play, the player may have caused greater damage to his brain. He should have been removed from the game immediately and taken to hospital for thorough tests and observation."

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