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Question Number: 7229

RE: REC Under 15

DAVID HARRIS of LONDON, ENGLAND asks...

WHEN A PLAYER IS INJURED, AND AN OPPONENT TAKES THE BALL AND IS ONE ON ONE WITH THE KEEPER, CAN THE REF STOP PLAY.

Answer provided by Referee Morley

Assuming there was no infrigement which caused the injury to the player, and the referee considers the player not to be seriously injured or suffering from any kind of head injury, then he cannot stop play. Play continues until the ball next goes out of play or an infringement is committed from either side. At this point if the injured player still requires treatment he can at this point be assessed by the club physio.



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Answer provided by Referee Chuck Fleischer

The referee is obligated to stop play if a player is seriously injured, this is one of the powers and duties of the referee. Note, a serious injury to a U-6 player is a far different thing than that to players your age or older. ..Regards,



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Answer provided by Referee Keith Contarino

At youth matches,especially the very young,it is always wise to err on the side of caution. You can never be faulted because you worry about player safety



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