Man City and Liverpool to participate in a mouth protector study

Liverpool and Manchester City players should take part in the mouth protector study

Manchester City and Liverpool players are set to use special mouthguards in training to assess the impact of a blow to the head.

Mouthguards already used in rugby are able to collect real-time data and show how influences affect the brain.

He will be part of a Premier League research project following concerns about the long-term dangers of the title.

In 2019, research revealed that professional football players are more likely to suffer from neurodegenerative brain disease.

The Premier League wants the investigation to be completed within months of allegations that football has been slow.

However, concussions replacements and movement restrictions in youth football have already been introduced this season.

On Tuesday, Charlotte Cowie, chief medical officer of the Football Association said that football is “moving towards” section changes in professional training.

She said that the research working group of the governing body recommended that the players of the youth teams “hit the ball with their heads at most 10 times during training, only once a week”.

She added that similar changes in the professional game “depend” on how effective the guidelines for youth are with coaches and the success of research in the Premier League.

Cowie explains that “integrated tooth guards” would help “understand the types of headers,” where the forces could be different, depending on how far the ball went before impact.

“We want more details about that before we make a decision about professional play, but we fully intend to do that, but also in basic adult play,” she added.

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