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English football to limit high-force headers in training from 2021-22 season
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English football to limit high-force headers in training from 2021-22 season

Headers that involve higher forces are typically those taken after a long pass of more than 35 metres or from crosses English football will limit the number of high-force headers in training to 10 per week from the 2021-22 season to protect players as part of new guidelines, the Premier League and other governing bodies said on Wednesday. Headers that involve higher forces are typically those taken after a long pass of more than 35 metres or from crosses, corners and free kicks, a joint statement from the governing bodies said. The statement said that initial studies showed most of the headers are taken in training and the majority of those involve low forces. The guidelines come after the issue of dementia in the professional game was highlighted by the death last year of Engl...