LONDON (AP) — A day after goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was briefly knocked unconscious but continued to play, Tottenham defended its decision despite criticism from FIFA and the soccer players' union.
Lloris was knocked out Sunday when his head smashed into a knee of Everton forward Romelu Lukaku during a Premier League match. The goalkeeper was treated on the field but was allowed to keep playing despite medical advice against it. Lloris could not remember the incident.
On Monday, Tottenham said that brain scans gave Lloris an all-clear. But the extent of the injury would not have been known during the match.
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