AFL Concussion Rule Change

March 7, 2024 9:03 am in by
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Ahead of the beginning of the footy season, all footballers who suffer a concussion in state and community football competitions will now miss at least 21 days, after the AFL introduced a mandatory minimum three-week return to play protocol.

The landmark decision aims to protect players, just one week after Melbourne midfielder Angus Brayshaw was advised to retire due to the effects of continued concussions.

The new rule will affect the VFL, VFLW, BFNL, HDFNL, and all other local competitions.

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