Originally written on Pass The Pill  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Monty Williams will have to wait for his number one overall pick to get back on the court.credit: binaryapi.ap.org Concussions are a hot topic in sports, with new studies constantly coming out proving the long-term dangers of sustaining multiple head injuries. It’s a major issue in the NFL, where retired players suffering from concussions during their playing days are suing the league. It isn’t as huge of an issue in the NBA, as there isn’t much head-to-head contact. Recently, number one overall pick Anthony Davis suffered a concussion from teammate Austin Rivers, and will be out indefinitely. The idea behind this is that once the brain suffers a concussion, a second one a short time after will be even more damaging. Players often have a difficult time taking themselves out of games for various reasons: competitive nature, not knowing whether they have a concussion, etc. This is now the responsibility of trained doctors, hypothetically taking the responsibility out of the hands of the players and coaches. You can add Monty Williams, coach of the Hornets, to the list of people who isn’t a fan of this. Via Yahoo: ”It’s a man’s game,” Williams said. ”They’re treating these guys like they’re 5 years old. He desperately wanted to come (to Chicago), but he couldn’t make it.” Asked what he doesn’t like about the concussion policy, he said, ”I’m not saying I don’t like it. We’ve got to protect the players, but I think the players should have more say-so in how they feel. I’m sure I had four or five concussions when I played, and it didn’t bother me. The NBA is doing what’s necessary to protect the players, but this is not the NFL. You don’t get hit in the head that much. I understand it. But as a coach, I’m a baby about it. I want my guys ready to play.” Obviously, you’re never terribly happy when you lose your number one overall pick. Williams seems to be in the old school mindset of “I’ve had a ton of concussions, so these guys will be fine.” It’s hard to argue with science, and with all of the former athletes having various health issues attributed to repeated concussions. Hopefully Anthony Davis won’t be out of commission for too long so that we can finally see him in some extended NBA action. If it were up to Monty Williams, he’d be back on the floor immediately. -Mark Evans, Assistant Manager/Editor of Content Follow us on Twitter The post Monty Williams Criticizes NBA’s Concussion Policy appeared first on Pass The Pill.
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