(CHICAGO) — New Orleans Hornets forward Anthony Davis is still recovering from a mild concussion he suffered Friday night, and his head coach, Monty Williams, isn’t too pleased he wasn’t able to make the trip to the team’s game against the Chicago Bulls.
Davis was accidentally elbowed in the head by his teammate Austin Rivers and was forced out of the game. Williams thinks the NBA is getting too soft when it comes to concussion policies.
“When your dealing with the brain, I guess what’s happening in football has impacted everybody,” Williams told reporters on Saturday. “He got touched up a little bit last night. That happens a lot in basketball.”
“It’s just that now they treat everybody like they have white gloves and pink drawers and it’s getting old. It’s just the way the league is now,” he continued.
While Williams understands the seriousness of concussions in sports, he believes that players who suffer concussions should have more input on whether they play or not.
“It’s a man’s game,” Williams added. “They’re treating these guys like they’re 5-years-old.”
Davis was this past year’s number one overall pick in the draft.
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Jill Martin, CNN