Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at 10:15 am  |  11 responses

NBA to Create a League-Wide Policy on Concussions?

The issue of concussions has come to the forefront in the NBA this season to a small degree, and the League appears to be taking it seriously. From the AP: “The NBA is consulting with an independent neurologist and may establish a league-wide policy for handling concussions by next season, The Associated Press has learned. NBA spokesman Tim Frank confirmed the discussions Tuesday. ‘The NBA Team Physicians Society has been studying the issue of concussion management for several years and each team follows its own treatment and return-to-play protocols,’ he said. ‘In addition, the league is working with a consulting neurologist concerning the possible adoption of a league-wide protocol.’ The move would bring the NBA more in line with both the NHL and the NFL. In just the last four weeks, six NBA players have missed games because of concussions or concussion-like symptoms.”

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  • http://zenguu.com Max

    Basketball with helmets?

  • True H

    David Stern should just outlaw concussions.

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    ^ Haha.. Fine the players who have concussions??

  • Roberto

    Wasn’t this a big deal a while back when Gerald Wallace kept getting them?? I may be wrong but didn’t he wear a concussion lessening headband for a little while??

  • True H

    a concussion lessening headband? Thats a thing? I’d like to wear that in my personal life. Not that I have frequent concussions but if there was a garment guaranteed to lower that frequency I’d be hard pressed to find a downside.

  • http://thahiphopcorner.com Kevin

    They should do something about this now and dont be like the NFL and wait until things happen before they do something

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevinwilson16 Kevin Wilson

    I think New Orleans fans would tell you it’s worth having a solid policy. I don’t think there’s a policy in the world that would have prevented Chris Paul’s injury, but a treatment policy is responsible.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddyt-eh-Bear

    Makes sense.

  • Ben

    The worst thing you can do after getting a concussion is get a second concussion. It can mean serious losses in brain function. Good for the NBA to realize how serious it can be to return too early.

  • http://slamonline.com N.I.S.A(Nba Is So Awsome

    Derrick Rose’s dunk last night was Awsome!!
    Q:Do you think Blake Griffen is gonna lead the L.A clippers to a Chamionship when he’s in his prime years?
    A:Probaly,Well he’s most likley to!

  • http://slamonline.com N.I.S.A(Nba Is So Awsome

    Q:Is Kevin Love ever gonna start a new double-double streak and beat W.Cimberlain’s streak?(W.C 55 D.D)
    A:No,But you never know and by the end of the season,out of the Question!!!!!!!