Handling Chelsea for Courtois Injury Assessed It Right
London – Chelsea criticized for negligent injury when handling Thibaut Courtois last week. Yet what the Blues are correct according to one official FIFA doctor.
Courtois got injured in the head during a clash with Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez when the two teams met at Stamford Bridge. The match was stopped a few moments before finally Courtois continue the game.
Unfortunately Courtois only 10 minutes on the pitch after the injury, and he was eventually replaced by Petr Cech, due to bleeding in his ears.
Belgian international goalkeeper was then undergo examination and it was found that the condition is fine. Courtois was then allowed to defend his national team that will compete in the 2016 European Cup Qualifier this weekend.
Yet what Chelsea had been criticized by an association that focuses on head injuries, because it should Courtois already pulled out when the injury occurred.
However, according to the head of the FIFA Medical Committee, Michel D’Hooghe, Courtois injury when handling procedures that are appropriate.
“I know the doctors at Chelsea and the Belgium national team. They are the ones that experience. I think the female doctor in Chelsea (Eva Carneiro)’ve checked with the right,” said D’Hooghe told the Times.
“He decided that Courtois could continue the game, but he still oversees Courtois and when the player feel something is wrong – where it could happen when a concussion – they then make the right decision by pulling it out,” he continued.