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Newcastle fans pleased to see Fabian Schar precautions taken

Newcastle fans pleased to see Fabian Schar precautions taken

After seeing what happened to their defender in the weekend’s clash between Georgia and Switzerland, Newcastle fans were relieved beyond belief when Fabian Schar sat out of his countries second UEFA European qualifier last night against Denmark. The Newcastle man was knocked out cold against Georgia, and despite the Magpies’ horror, he played on.

Be it a World Cup final or a Sunday league clash down the local park, football needs to start taking head injuries more seriously. The fact that in a competitive international clash a football was knocked out cold and required medical attention but was then allowed to continue is a farce and the news that he now won’t be playing against Denmark is at least a small step in the right direction.

Whether or not the defender will be ready and available to play for Newcastle against Arsenal on Monday Night Football next week is still up for debate, but the Geordies aren’t going to put any pressure on the defender to feature. Loads of Magpies will be hoping he features, but they are all in agreement that his health comes first, especially after something as serious as a head injury.

You can read the Magpies’ thoughts on Schar as the news of his Denmark absence was confirmed here:

The Magpies cannot believe that the safety of any player, not just theirs, was put on the line over the weekend and will have been delighted that he missed out last night.

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