Vertonghen head injury: The rules in different sports

The debate around head injuries in football has been brought up again after Tottenham player Jan Vertonghen went off in Tuesday’s match against Ajax.

The Spurs defender clashed heads with teammate Toby Alderweireld and tried to carry on before coming off in the Champions League semi-final first leg. The referee had checked with the team doctor before allowing Vertonghen back on the pitch.

His manager Mauricio Pochettino says the player is “OK” but will be monitored by the club’s medical staff.

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