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NBA considering uniform standard for concussion return to play decisions

Although basketball is not a contact sport, in just the last four weeks, at least six N.B.A. players have missed games because of concussions or concussion like symptoms.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has confirmed that it is consulting with an independent neurologist and may establish a league wide policy for handling concussions by next season.

This will bring the basketball league in line with recent moves by both the National Football League and the National Hockey League to develop a uniform protocol for concussions and the important decision of when to return an injured athlete to play.

March 10, 2011 in Concussion and sports | Permalink

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