October 24, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Hornets head coach Monty Williams talks with power forward Anthony Davis (23) during the second quarter of a preseason game against the Houston Rockets at the New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Monty Williams Is Not A Fan Of The NBA's Concussion Policy

Shortly after Anthony Davis was forced to miss the Hornets game against in Chicago on Friday, head coach Monty Williams had no problem expressing his feelings about the NBA concussion policy. Davis suffered a very mild concussion in Thursday’s game against the Jazz and will not be able to play again until he completes a series of test to determine he is ready. I’m sure by now Davis is eager to play and saying he is perfectly fine to get back on the court. Monty Williams wishes that were true:

“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.”

“It’s a man’s game,” Williams said. “They’re treating these guys like they’re 5 years old. He desperately wanted to come (to Chicago), but he couldn’t make it.”
-Monty Williams
Monty Williams understands that policy is here to only protect the players and he admits to being selfish and just wants his players ready to play.
“I’m not saying I don’t like it. We’ve got to protect the players, but I think the players should have more say-so in how they feel. I’m sure I had four or five concussions when I played, and it didn’t bother me. The NBA is doing what’s necessary to protect the players, but this is not the NFL. You don’t get hit in the head that much. I understand it. But as a coach, I’m a baby about it. I want my guys ready to play.”
It is not clear how long Davis will be out but he should be ready to play by time the Hornets next game rolls around. They have a few days off before their next next game against the 76ers on November 7th.

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