At its last meeting of the Board of Directors, Basketball Manitoba adopted a new 'Basketball Concussion Protocol' that was developed and approved recently by Canada Basketball.  With the issue of concussions in basketball at even a higher profile in the recent weeks with the NBA playoffs, the timing of this information is very pertinent.  It will come into effect for all of Basketball Manitoba's programs and Member Associations who do not already have such a procedure in place, including this summer with the Manitoba Provincial team program.

Canada Basketball and Basketball Manitoba understand that having a concussion policy is crucial to the health and wellness of their athletes. Through the amalgamation of concussion research completed by the Think First Foundation, the Concussion in Sport Group and the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Canada Basketball recommends this “Return to Play Protocol” before an athlete is allowed to return to both training and competition.  The health and wellness of young athletes is imperative and Canada Basketball along with Basketball Manitoba strongly recommends that all athletes who receive any sort of injury, especially to the head, seek medical attention immediately.

This Return to Play Protocol is ONLY a recommendation. The top priority is always to seek a medical opinion.

Dr. Glen Bergeron - Concussions Education & Management
Super Coaches Clinic

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