UAAP working on concussion protocol but admits ‘it’s hard to get consensus’

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title UAAP Executive Director Atty. Rebo Saguisag said the league has been trying to come up with a concrete protocol regarding injuries caused by head trauma but no consensus has been reached so far.“People should be more conscious now but the mandatory league-wide safety protocol is kind of complicated,” said Saguisag Wednesday. “We’ve been working on it but it has been really hard to get a consensus.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissREAD: UST big man Akomo hospitalized due to head trauma, blood clot Akomo apparently sustained his injury after he collided with fellow big man Papi Sarr in the Sept. 22 game between University of Santo Tomas and Adamson University. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown With the aftereffect of Steve Akomo’s apparent head trauma, the UAAP said that it’s working on implementing a concussion protocol but admitted that it has been a complicated process.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Akomo finished that game, a 79-71 loss to the Growling Tigers, and also suited up in UST’s 85-53 loss to Ateneo a couple of days later.UST’s center, however, sat out the next game against De La Salle after suffering from symptoms akin to food poisoning.Saguisag said the mandatory sit out policy gets tricky in the sense that there’s no third-party body to decide if a player should sit out games to recover.“This is very touchy because who gets to decide?” said Saguisag who likened the circumstances to the major sports leagues in the United States that have concussion protocols.He also added that the policy should not just be implemented in basketball, but across all sports.ADVERTISEMENT “Let me emphasize, the league-wide safety protocol should not be limited to basketball there’s football and other sports.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments Former NBA coach Tex Winter dies at 96 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptionlast_img read more