Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has been advised by leading medical health professionals to stay out of action for two weeks after sustaining a concussion in last weekend’s defeat at Chelsea.
A spokesperson for brain injury charity, Headway, stated: “We were pleased to see that after concussion was suspected, the protocol was followed and the player was removed from play. Quite rightly, it appears he is going through the graduated return to play protocol. While this normally takes 14 days, the FA’s rules state that if the player is in an enhanced care setting and as long as they pass all the necessary tests, they can return after six days.”
Arsenal are yet to determine Bellerin’s availability in Saturday’s Premier League clash against Hull City. A club statement said, “Hector will be further assessed on Thursday and Friday, prior to a final decision being made regarding his availability for full training and Saturday’s home match against Hull City.”