LONDON: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini thinks health checks on Premier League players should be stepped up because current assessments are not “accurate” enough.
Mancini made his comments just as Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore was promising a review in the wake of Fabrice Muamba’s cardiac arrest at Tottenham on Saturday.
The Italian said: “When I saw our medical procedures two years ago, I was worried. I said we need to do them better. It’s better in Italy. We need to screen the players often, maybe two times a year, and they have to be more accurate. What happened to Muamba should be impossible.”
Muamba was reported today to be showing signs of improvement in the intensive care unit of the heart attack centre at the London Chest Hospital after his collapse in the 41st minute of his Bolton club’s FA Cup quarter-final tie.
Hospital and club said he had been able to have a brief conversation with manager Owen Coyle.
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