FA must protect medics, says former Chelsea doctor Carneiro

Updated: Nov 27, 2016, 12:56 IST | AFP

Former Chelsea club doctor Eva Carneiro insists more should be done by sport's governing bodies to protect the position of medics “where seconds matter” in the decisions they take

Eva Carneiro
Eva Carneiro

Former Chelsea club doctor Eva Carneiro insists more should be done by sport's governing bodies to protect the position of medics “where seconds matter” in the decisions they take.

Carneiro was criticised by then Blues boss Jose Mourinho for entering the field to treat Eden Hazard during a game against Swansea in August 2015.

She left the club the following month after being demoted. As part of that settlement the club made an unreserved apology to Carneiro, but she believes not enough has been done since to allay fears of other medics, who may face similar criticism for the split-second decisions they make when players are injured.

“What happened to me had huge implications for health and safety in sport,” she told the Daily Telegraph.

“Even now I'm concerned that the inaction of governing bodies leaves doctors worried about the backlash and keeping their roles instead of being able to concentrate solely
on their medical decision-making.”

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