NBA Working on Concussion Policy, Too

It joins hockey and football in trying to ward off head injuries
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 8, 2011 5:33 PM CST
Phoenix Suns forward Grant Hill holds his head after he fit the floor following a hard foul.   (AP Photo/Paul Connors)

(Newser) – The NBA is consulting with an independent neurologist and may establish a league-wide policy for handling concussions by next season. The move would bring the NBA more in line with both the NHL and the NFL. In just the last four weeks, at least six NBA players have missed games because of concussions or concussion-like symptoms.

"They're trying to do different things with rules in terms of respect of the game and flagrant fouls and things to protect guys," said Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro. "There's a fine line there. ... There's going to be collisions in the air and depending on how guys land and how vicious they are, you want to protect that." (Read more NBA stories.)

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