Macro of a football goal net.

During a video conference on 31 March 2020, the DFL’s Ordinary Assembly launched a Sports Medicine / Special Match Operations Task Force in order for German professional football to further deal with the impacts of the coronavirus. So as to ensure the best medical framework possible in the event that match operations resume, the task force has developed a binding concept under the leadership of Prof. Dr Tim Meyer (Medical Director of the Institute of Sports and Preventive Medicine at Saarland University and team doctor for the German national team).

Other members of the task force include Prof. Dr med. Barbara Gärtner (medical specialist for microbiology and infection epidemiology; Saarland University), PD Dr med. Werner Krutsch (medical specialist for orthopaedics and trauma surgery; FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, University Medical Centre, Regensburg) and Dr med. Markus Braun (senior physician at the sports medicine department of Klinikum Westfalen, team doctor for Borussia Dortmund and spokesperson for the team doctors in Germany).

You can download the current version of the Sports Medicine / Special Match Operations Task Force concept here: