Chris Nowinski, a co-director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University, recenty told the Associated Press that the fact that Golden State Warriors Stephan Curry and Klay Thompson did not mmediately get up after being hit in the head during recent games was probably a sign that they were concussed.
Furthermore, both Nowinski and Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, head of the NBA’s concussion program, both noted that symptoms can surface well after fact, meaning both players should have probably been held out of the game after the initial injury.
“Doctors at the professional level aren’t considering on-court symptoms as part of the concussion tests,” Nowinski told the wire service. “If a player passes the test despite the fact we know it’s far from perfect, doctors rarely feel confident enough to hold a player out. The GMs and coaches just listen to the doctor and don’t make a decision.”
Kutcher said it could take hours for symptoms arise.
“That’s just the nature of the injury,” he said. “One of the fallacies that we deal with is the idea that every concussion can be diagnosed if only they would have looked hard enough. That is an absolute fallacy.”