15 Seconds

In these instances a player has 15 seconds to be ready to return to play, otherwise they must be substituted. Previously, a player could receive assistance from coaches or medical staff and return to play, so long as they were ready within 15 seconds after an official stoppage.

Here, both players recover and are onto their feet within 15 seconds and with no assistance from the bench. While the player in blue requires the help of his teammates to get up, he should not be penalised with a forced substitution. Active players may help fallen players get up and often do!

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