Another great post from Dustin Fink, demonstrating how concussion / TBI symptoms can set in *after* the window of time for evaluation has passed. In this case, the player seemed fine till later, when he was dizzy, woozy, couldn’t drive himself, and later threw up. All this, quite a while after the initial screen was done.
Just something to keep in mind.
The Western Conference Finals not only provided an opportunity for the Golden State Warriors a chance at winning an NBA title it has provided a wonderful opportunity for people to learn more about concussions. The knee-jerk reaction to incidents like we have seen in Games 4 and 5 are often a mix of truth, hyperbole and eye-rolling; however what is clear they are cases that we can use to forge further understanding and education.
Last night in the would be close-out game of the WCF, Klay Thompson shot faked and the defender rose as he [Thompson] ducked and the defender’s knee blasted the side of Thompson’s head right in his right ear.
Unlike his teammate from the game before, Steph Curry, Thompson did not show overt signs, to my trained eyes, of a concussion. His face was “scruntched” in pain and he immediately grabbed for his ear, plus after the incident…
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