Leeds United have insisted that they followed all the current concussion protocols for Robin Koch following his head injury, amid backlash from the PFA.Whites defender Koch sustained a blow to his head in the first half against Manchester United on Sunday. The clash of heads with Scott McTominay caused the Leeds star to bleed.
Indeed, he left the field to swap his shirt and shorts. He then returned to the field for a few minutes, before coming off.
However, Leeds are facing backlash for not removing Koch from the action immediately.
The Professional Footballers’ Association took to Twitter to disagree with the decision made by Leeds in letting Koch return to the pitch.
“The injury to Leeds United’s Robin Koch demonstrates again that the current concussion protocols within football are failing to prioritise player safety,” they said.
“The ‘if in doubt, sit them out’ protocol is not being applied consis …