Falcao still in hospital – Jardim

The striker is still suffering from concussion after clashing with Nice goalkeeper Yoan Cardinale, prompting the Monaco coach to call for stricter rules

Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim confirmed Radamel Falcao remains in hospital after suffering a concussion in Wednesday’s 4-0 Ligue 1 defeat to Nice.

Falcao went to the ground in first-half stoppage time after a bad collision with Nice goalkeeper Yoan Cardinale and was taken to hospital for a series of tests.

And Jardim voiced his dismay with the referee’s decision not to penalise Cardinale for reckless behaviour, calling for stricter rules for custodians.
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“Falcao is still in hospital after suffering a concussion,” Jardim told reporters at press news conference.

“The referees have to pay closer attention and punish actions like this. It should have been a red card in my opinion.

“When a player takes such a risk [to injure an opponent], there has to be some sort of punishment.”

The defeat in the top-of-the-table clash saw Monaco drop to third place in the Ligue 1 table.