Concussions are a hot topic in sports, with new studies constantly coming out proving the long-term dangers of sustaining multiple head injuries. It’s a major issue in the NFL, where retired players suffering from concussions during their playing days are suing the league.
It isn’t as huge of an issue in the NBA, as there isn’t much head-to-head contact. Recently, number one overall pick Anthony Davis suffered a concussion from teammate Austin Rivers, and will be out indefinitely. The idea behind this is that once the brain suffers a concussion, a second one a short time after will be even more damaging. Players often have a difficult time taking themselves out of games for various reasons: competitive nature, not knowing whether they have a concussion, etc. This is now the responsibility of trained doctors, hypothetically taking the responsibility out of the hands of the players and coaches.
You can add Monty Williams, coach of the Hornets, to the list of people who isn’t a fan of this.
”It’s a man’s game,” Williams said. ”They’re treating these guys like they’re 5 years old. He desperately wanted to come (to Chicago), but he couldn’t make it.”
-Mark Evans, Assistant Manager/Editor of Content
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