Concussion in sport is a serious concern. As more research continues to be done on the topic, it is becoming increasingly apparent that more needs to be done to minimise the risk of it occurring.
Most sports have taken some sort of measures to reduce concussion, and the NBA is no exception. They have introduced a rigorous concussion protocol in order to protect players who have suffered suspected head injuries.
It requires that the player rests for a number of days and cannot return to the court until he is completely symptom free.
Tacko Fall, the NBA's tallest player has now entered the protocol, and he has done so for a bizarre reason.
Fall stands at 7'7" (in shoes), signing with the Boston Celtics as undrafted free agent during the summer. He has already become a fan favourite in the city, with fans giving him an incredible reception during pre-season games.
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After an individual workout at the team's facility earlier this week, Fall would hit his head on a low ceiling when he was washing his hands. He would display concussion symptoms over the next couple of days.
Cetlics head coach Brad Stevens revealed:
Tacko got hit in the head after individual work. He was a little under the weather.It sounds like being very cautious about that.
He is expected to return to the team over the coming days.
Fall is the fifth tallest player in NBA history, and has a remarkable back story. He moved to the USA from Senegal when he was 16-years old, where he would go on to establish himself as a fan favourite as University College Florida.
He led the team to an unlikely March Madness run earlier this year, where he would come to national attention.