You didn't know? Man crush at its worse!!!Originally Posted by handle:25095660
You guys may be right about this being more than a "concussion..." All of the FA signings become eligible for a trade at midnight eastern time. Maybe Mitch has a trade in place? Who the **** knows
Last edited by DaLakerz Rulz; 01-14-2013 at 07:45 PM.
Pau has always been overly cautious when it comes to injuries. It can be debated if that is really a good or bad thing.
Oh dear...just when we're about to accept hearsay testimony that driving a car has something to do with being cleared to play professional basketball after sustaining a concussion, someone who actually knows what they're talking about has written an actual article after talking with other people who also know what they're talking about:
Oh...and this:The more experts learn about blows to the head, the more they learn how hard it is to classify any as without long-term health implications. And basketball, though not a collision-based sport like football or hockey, is a contact sport with more blows to the head than you would think.
NBA players, says Kutcher, "are not taking the repetitive hits like they are in football or in hockey, but they do get hit, quite a bit. They may be mild bumps, those kinds of things, but certain brains are susceptible to trauma more than others and to be able to monitor brain health over the course of the season and a career is something that we have to do regardless of the level of impact."
There's more. But you have to be willing to read and learn, which is obviously a lot harder than talking out of your ***.There is no way to say, with any medical certainty, “that was nothing” about any shot to the head. Telling one from the other is almost impossible for anyone but a neurologist with millions of dollars in diagnostic tools and lots of time.
In the concussions-focused documentary "Head Games," Douglas Smith, a neuroscientist from the University of Pennsylvania, cautions that “15 or so percent of people with a single concussion have persisting cognitive dysfunction, meaning they don’t go back to school or to work or just carry on life the way they had it. They have long-term, persisting problems after one concussion.”
I am certain that the NBA guidelines are not more stringent than the NFL and i have first hand knowledge of the concussion guidelines with the NFL through my next door neighbor whose son plays in the NFL and has had to pass concussion testing (2011).
In summary he said that all you have to do is tell the Dr. you "feel fine" and pass very rudimentary equilibrium tests.
Now if you can't pass those equilibrium tests you can't play....
so one must ask... it is reported that Pau has been driving since last week... would he be driving if his equilibrium was off?
If he is ... he shouldn't be...
If his equilibrium is fine... he should be playing...
either way things don't add up...