NBA Discussing Concussion Policy
APNewsBreak: NBA mulling formal concussion policy
MILWAUKEE (AP) – The NBA says it IS consulting with an
independent neurologist about establishing a league-wide protocol
to handle concussions.
Currently, each team decides how to treat concussions and when a
player can return to play.n NBA spokesman said Tuesday that
officials are discussing a formal set of steps that would cover all
Such a move would bring the NBA in line with the NFL and NHL.
In the last four weeks, at least six NBA players have missed
games because of concussions or concussion-like symptoms. Hornets
point guard Chris Paul was taken off the floor on a stretcher on
Sunday night and his return is day to day.
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