UEFA Contacts France Over Benjamin Pavard Scary Head Injury (See What They Said)

Uefa has contacted the French Football Federation to find out why France’s Benjamin Pavard carried on playing against Germany at Euro 2020 despite losing consciousness briefly.The Bayern Munich defender, 25, collided with Germany’s Robin Gosens in the second half of France’s 1-0 win.Pavard said:“I took a hell of a shock. I was a little knocked out for 10 to 15 seconds. After that it was better.”Uefa wants to know what happened and whether protocols were followed.Prior to Euro 2020, all teams, including doctors, agreed to a concussion charter stating: “We confirm that if a player of our team is suspected of having suffered a concussion, he will be immediately removed from the pitch, whether in training or match play.”Global players’ union Fifpro said it was in touch with Uefa “to find out why the concussion charter was not applied”.Brain charity Headway says the handling of the incident was “sickening to watch” and called on Uefa to “immediately explain how it was allowed to happen and what action it will take to ensure something similar does not occur in the future”.Click to see more posts about 👇Benjamin Pavard Frances