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Mudryk feeling ‘better’ but concussion protocol rules him out for final match

The National Football League, which administers a game that’s only football by name and is generally just an excuse for big dudes in pads and helmets to hit each other, punishes hits against defenseless players with a 15-yard penalty and a possible ejection if the hit is deemed flagrant. A player in a defenseless posture is, in part, defined as a “receiver running a pass route when the defender approaches from the side or behind” while prohibited contact on such a player is, in part, defined as “forcibly hitting the defenseless player’s head or neck area with the helmet, facemask, forearm, or shoulder”.
Meanwhile in the Premier League: “inconclusive evidence”.

The more season why Wolves want VAR to be scrapped, I mean why this Lamptey onslaught on Mudryk is not a red card. The system isn't bad, but those behind are the problem. pic.twitter.com/QUsdPyguVP — Solomon Adusei Peprah (@Curtis_peprah) May 16, 2024

Five years of VAR and still not fit for purpose.
There’s likely to be serious revision to the process this summer, including a vote at the next Premier League general meeting in June. VAR shouldn’t be scrapped, but how it’s applied and administered needs a significant overhaul.
In more immediate impact, Mykhailo Mudryk, who had to leave the game with a concussion after Tariq Lamptey’s hit, will miss out on our final game this Sunday. Mudryk has given an update on social media today, saying that he’s feeling “better”, which is good as Mauricio Pochettino sounded a bit concerned yesterday immediately after the game.

“No, he is not okay, we are checking. He was a little bit dizzy but we used the concussion substitution and the rule is seven days so he is not going to be available for the next game but I hope it is nothing wrong.”
-Mauricio Pochettino; source: Football.London

Glad to see we’re following proper protocol. Head injuries are no joke.
See you in preseason, Misha!

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