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NBA May Establish League-wide Policy For Handling Concussions By Next Season
Published March 9, 2011
NHL NEEDS TO ADDRESS HEAD SHOTS: A TORONTO STAR editorial states, "When NHL general managers meet in Florida next week, ways to avoid head injuries should be at the top of their list." There are "some encouraging signs," as Penguins GM Ray Shero has said that the league "should at least consider banning head shots." Aside from "toughening the rules on head shots, GMs could make sure players in trouble get prompt medical attention." Hockey traditionalists "worry that further restricting head shots will water down the full-contact nature of the game." But the GMs "should take a longer view and do more to protect their players -- and all the young players coming up behind" (TORONTO STAR, 3/9).