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March 9, 2011 at 3:39 PM

No news on Holiday, but NBA looking into concussions

Haven’t heard anything yet on Washington senior Justin Holiday. The Huskies should be wrapping up practice right about now and they’re scheduled to fly out of Seattle tonight for Los Angeles.
If I get word about Holiday, who suffered a concussion last Saturday, I’ll pass it along. He didn’t practice Monday or Tuesday and coach Lorenzo Romar said Holiday would likely undergo a medical exam Thursday morning. The way it was described the test sounds rather simple.
In short an athlete goes through a workout of some kind and if they’re complain of dizziness or headaches, then they’re not cleared to play. If there’s no symptoms, then they’re OK.
Basketball has historically trailed football and hockey when it comes to treating concussions and head-related injuries.
The NBA may establish a league-wide policy for handling concussions next season. The NFL developed a soft-policy in which players who have diagnosed with a concussion must sit out a certain number of practices before returning to the field. Major League Baseball is looking into installing a similar rule.
There’s no standard policy in college basketball.
This season redshirt freshman C.J. Wilcox took an elbow in the head from Aziz N’Diaye and missed the Jan. 30 Washington State game.
Holiday was inadvertently poked in the eye last Saturday. The blow didn’t appear serious when it occurred, but it could knock Holiday out of Thursday’s Pac-10
quarterfinal.
Romar said he expected Holiday to play before adding the senior co-captain needs to be cleared by the medial staff.

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