NBA institutes concussion policy

Updated: December 12, 2011, 9:53 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The NBA has put in place a concussion policy that will determine when players return from head injuries.

The protocols went into effect with the start of training camps "for the safety and protection of our players," the league said Monday.

If a player is diagnosed with a concussion, he will have to complete a series of steps to confirm that he's healthy enough for competition. Once he is free of symptoms, the player must make it through increasing stages of exertion -- ...

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