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I was unconscious for 15 seconds - Pavard

Wed 16 June 2021 | 9:43

The Bayern Munich star had a severe confrontation with the opposing player last night.

French national team

defender Benjamin Pavard claimed to have been unconscious for 10 to 15 seconds before returning to the pitch.

During yesterday's match between France and Germany, Pavard fell to the ground after colliding with Robin Gossens, and after the presence of doctors, he was treated and returned to the ground. Before the doctors arrived, he had fallen motionless on the ground and now confirmed that he had been knocked out for 10 to 15 seconds and that the doctors' treatment had brought him back to play.

"I took a hell of a shock,"

Pavard told beIN Sports.

"I was a little knocked out for 10 to 15 seconds. After that, it was better."

What happened to Pavard has called into question FIFA rules on concussion protocol on the pitch. FIFPro president, Francis Awaritefe previously told Stats Perform:

"The issue of concussion is a very serious issue. It's a health and safety issue, which is related to their work place. In my point of view, I don't think it's been addressed in the proper manner it should be addressed."

"We've seen the medical data around the long-term risks of concussion and how they can have a deleterious long-term effect for people who suffer concussion when it's not managed properly.

"We're really worried about it because football seems to be a long way behind some of the other sports in terms of protocols and just in terms of the way how seriously they're taking concussion.

"For me, it's a massive issue. We don't want to wait until a player has a serious injury that it might end their career or worse, we have a player die on the field or soon after because of a concussion issue that wasn't treated properly."

source: SportMob