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Players’ safety must come first in professional sport, says CSP

CSP press release published on 12 August 2015

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has responded to criticism of health professionals at Chelsea Football Club by stressing that player safety should always come first.


Player safety must always be paramount

Karen Middleton, Chief Executive of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, said:

“Player safety must always be paramount, regardless of the scoreline or the time left in the game.

Physiotherapists and other health professionals, like Eva Carneiro and Jon Fearn, working in sport do an important job under intense pressure.

They are employed to make professional judgements about the most appropriate action to take when an injury, or suspected injury, occurs and deliver the best possible care to players.

Ultimately, it is in the interests of managers, clubs and fans that the welfare of players comes first.’



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