New treatment for acute injury in football article 2.
New treatments for injuries sustained in football can be applied on an injury or in the game of footy, the French Football Association said.
Players may be able to take off their shoes, so as to avoid getting ankle and knee injuries, or take a towel off to reduce the chance of infection, while others are encouraged to wear protective footwear.
A team could now use artificial turf to simulate a football pitch, as the new technique, also known as a pitch-top treatment, is proving effective for a number of injuries.
The Football Association says that the new technology could be used to help players to stay on the pitch, while the French authorities have promised a trial of it on the Olympic stage.
It said the new treatment was a “sustainable solution” to the problems associated with foot and ankle injuries, and added that “infection is very low”.
It was also said that players would be allowed to use artificial grass to play football at the same time as wearing protective footwear, although they would be required to wear a protective helmet and ankle protective gear.