I really don't get this argument. The injury happened in a normal soccer play - the fact that is was potentially offside is irrelevant. The fact that you can disallow a bunch of goals that should count is far worse than the risk that a player gets hurt on a play that didn't count. Glad he's ok, but for me, two players going for a header is far scarier.
Yeah, the system is never going to be perfect and there will always be downsides to whichever way you go with it. I do agree with you on this one. Freak injuries happen. This could have happened on a play where the player was onside. If this was something that happened every couple weeks, then sure, you’d have an argument for it.
And it’s not like Sarah was a couple yards offside. It was close. He was definitely off but it wasn’t super obvious.
On the plus side, I had no idea about the extra concussion sub until today. Good on the EPL (or whoever decided to put this in) and hopefully they keep it permanently.