Luke Griggs, spokesperson for Headway – the brain injury association, said the incident was concerning.
“The entire purpose of concussion protocols is to put player safety above all,” said Luke.
“We know that the signs and symptoms of concussion can be delayed in their presentation, which is why it is so important to take an ‘if in doubt, sit it out’ approach to head injuries.
“The comments from the team captain are troubling. If Hashim Amla was ‘all over the place’, it suggests that there was good reason to suspect he might have sustained a concussion.
“Concussion protocols clearly state that suspicion of concussion should result in the player being removed from the field of play and not being allowed to return.
“Concussion is not solely an issue for sports like football and rugby. Cricket South Africa needs to explain the comments made by Faf du Plessis.”Back