The hoop-la over head injuries in basketball

January 18, 2013

A recent article on ESPN.com profiled Depression Center member Jeffrey Kutcher, M.D.’s role in developing and implementing new head injury protocols for the NBA. Kutcher says that while pro basketballers don’t receive the repetitive hits experienced by athletes in football or hockey or other collision-based sports, blows to the head in basketball are far more common – and injuries far more serious – than many people realize. “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,” Kutcher, who directs Michigan NeuroSport, said. Read more…