Poster or Presentation Title

Does Performance Decrease Following Return to Play From Concussion in Professional Basketball Athletes?

Location

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Start Date

7-4-2021 12:00 PM

End Date

7-4-2021 1:15 PM

Department

Athletic Training

Abstract

A recent study identified no significant decrease in National Basketball Association (NBA) players in the 5 and 10 games following return to play from concussion. It is unclear how a concussion may impact performance for a longer duration in both NBA and Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) players. The objective of this study was to determine if there was a significant decrease in performance in NBA or WNBA players within 30 and 365 days following return to play from concussion. This retrospective study examined publicly available performance statistics from NBA and WNBA concussed and uninjured players from 2015 to 2019. We collected performance statistics in the 30 and 365 days before the concussion event and after return to play. A total of 64 concussions were reported in the NBA and 10 in the WNBA after we considered inclusion criteria. The interaction between time and group was significant for assists in the 30 day WNBA group (F1,12=5.97, P=.031, η2=.33) and for three-point percentage in the 1 year NBA group (F1,108=4.61, P=.034, η2=.04). The majority of professional basketball players’ performance statistics failed to degrade in the 30 days or 365 days following return to sport from concussion compared to pre-injury statistics (P>.05).

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Tom Bowman

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Apr 7th, 12:00 PM Apr 7th, 1:15 PM

Does Performance Decrease Following Return to Play From Concussion in Professional Basketball Athletes?

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

A recent study identified no significant decrease in National Basketball Association (NBA) players in the 5 and 10 games following return to play from concussion. It is unclear how a concussion may impact performance for a longer duration in both NBA and Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) players. The objective of this study was to determine if there was a significant decrease in performance in NBA or WNBA players within 30 and 365 days following return to play from concussion. This retrospective study examined publicly available performance statistics from NBA and WNBA concussed and uninjured players from 2015 to 2019. We collected performance statistics in the 30 and 365 days before the concussion event and after return to play. A total of 64 concussions were reported in the NBA and 10 in the WNBA after we considered inclusion criteria. The interaction between time and group was significant for assists in the 30 day WNBA group (F1,12=5.97, P=.031, η2=.33) and for three-point percentage in the 1 year NBA group (F1,108=4.61, P=.034, η2=.04). The majority of professional basketball players’ performance statistics failed to degrade in the 30 days or 365 days following return to sport from concussion compared to pre-injury statistics (P>.05).