Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade believes the sub rule should be brought back to help teams disadvantaged by injured players.
Eade says that with the improved and stricter enforcement of the concussion rule, more players will be ruled out of matches leaving teams disadvantaged on match days.
Eade suggested a four man interchange bench with a sub could work.
“I’ve thought about it a bit,” Eade told AFL.com.au.
“I can see concussion becoming more and more prevalent.
“The protocol they go through, and that’s good for the AFL to do it, players are getting ruled out quicker.
“The AFL are going to be really strong on the concussion interpretation and some teams will lose two a week with concussion, and that will happen, there’s no doubt that will happen.
“We’ve got to protect players, but by the same token, it’s going to be unfair on teams.”
Eade also suggested that the replaced player should not be eligible to play the following week.