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Injury Treatment Time Rule Update

09/13/2018, 5:00pm CDT
By Nicole Jomantas

Beginning with the 2018-19 season, USA Fencing has adopted a change made at the FIE level reducing the time for the designated sports medicine professional to treat an injury. Treatment time is now five minutes. 

As was previously the case with this rule, the allowed treatment time begins at the time the sports medicine professional confirms the injury, and the break is reserved exclusively for injury treatment (i.e., if treatment has concluded after three minutes, the competitor may not continue to rest for the remaining two).

View the 2018-19 USA Fencing Rulebook

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