ANDREAS CHRISTENSEN needed to be subbed off after a nasty head collision at Brighton, however he’s OK to play towards Arsenal.
The Chelsea defender went down after bumping heads with Shane Duffy earlier than getting remedy on the sphere.
He was checked over by the membership physician and allowed again onto the pitch – he carried on for one more 10 minutes however appeared out of kinds.
Referee Jon Moss appeared to make the decision for Christensen to hunt extra remedy, the person within the center noticed Christensen holding the again of his head and searching dazed.
Christensen then walked to the technical space the place he was instantly changed by David Luiz.
Chelsea confirmed after the sport that Christensen had suffered a “contusion”.
Talking after the sport, Conte stated: “Actually, the participant didn’t wish to come off.
“The participant is OK. He’s accessible for the subsequent sport, for the subsequent coaching.”
The substitute look towards Brighton was Luiz’s first Premier League outing since October 28.
He was dropped by Antonio Conte after a dreadful efficiency towards Roma within the Champions League.
There have been experiences that Luiz had criticised Conte’s techniques within the sport and he has been on the bench ever since.
If Christensen had suffered a concussion, he wouldn’t have been allowed to play within the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg towards Arsenal.
Tips over head accidents state participant isn’t allowed to play till six days after a concussion, irrespective of how extreme.
Firstly of the 2014-15 season the Premier League launched new pointers for head accidents.
The foundations said participant should go away the pitch after any head damage and a membership physician will determine if he can proceed – not the supervisor or coach.
There are clear pointers on when a participant shall be allowed to return if he’s suspected to have suffered a concussion.
A membership spokesman stated: “The membership’s medical workforce adopted the required concussion protocols to the letter. Andreas confirmed no signs of concussion and was handled for a easy contusion, as Antonio made clear to journalists in his publish match press convention and interviews.”