The NBA season is lurking around the corner. And so, too, are more concussion stories. Whether it is greater awareness of head injuries or a byproduct of bigger and stronger athletes, it doesn’t matter. They are happening.
Chicago Bulls Guard Kirk Hinrich was the latest to fall victim to a severe head injury, which came in the fourth quarter of Friday evening’s win over Indiana at the United Center.
A days later, Chicago coaches announced Hinrich would be out of the lineup for “probably a couple days,” while going through a series of tests, as required by the NBA.
Earlier last week, the Portland Trail Blazers announced that Nicolas Batum had been announced with a concussion after a collision with teammate Will Barton.