NBA Concussion Report #6


Our periodical report for The Association.

These do not occur as often as football and hockey for a couple of reasons, one; fewer players equals less incidence and two; the reporting of injuries is up to beat writers, as I have yet to find an official league injury page.  I will be using the standard CBSsports.com and ESPN for compiling this information.

We are back with this report only a few days later, why you ask?  This past week the NBA has been busy with concussion information; release of information about developing a league wide policy, and a spike in reported injuries.  Most of the concussions/head injuries we have found were through press write-ups about the game itself.  Here is the current list (special thank you to Colin Fly of the AP for digging up a few of these);

  • Sasha Vuajcic, Lakers – 10/14/10
  • Carlos Delfino, Bucks – 11/29/10
  • Taj Gibson, Bulls – 12/20/10
  • Corey Maggette, Bucks – 12/20/10
  • Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Bucks – 1/1/11
  • Mike Miller, Heat – 2/11/11
  • Ersan Ilyasova, Bucks – 2/21/11
  • Vince Carter, Suns – 3/1/11
  • Damion James, Nets – 3/5/11
  • Anthony Morrow, Nets – 3/5/11
  • Chris Paul, Hornets – 3/6/11

In Fly’s article about the NBA concussion policy he noted that the stats are showing that, on average, nine players have missed time due to concussion/head injury the past five years.  An AWESOME find by Fly, and a good start, it would be nice if the league would make their injuries transparent…  Mr. Stern?

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