While both NCAA and NFL football have taken precautionary measures for head injuries in recent years – a stance currently being adopted by Major League Baseball – both NCAA and NBA basketball have been behind on the times.
Sure, outside of some rogue incidents, you don’t really have nearly the amount of head injuries in basketball as you do in football and baseball, but they still happen, much like in Saturday’s game between Kansas and Georgetown.
As the Jayhawks’ Perry Ellis went up for a shot, he was clobbered in the head by a vicious elbow.
Shaken up, Ellis remained in the game to shoot a free throw – which he missed by about three feet. Understandably not well, Ellis quickly wobbled towards the Jayhawks’ bench pointing at his head, suggesting that there was a major problem.
Ellis, who shoots a relatively efficient 77% from the free throw line thought he had a concussion but after the game it was reported to be a bruised nerve in his neck. Regardless, quite the scary situation.
H/T Jeff Eisenberg