After having faced and met many new challenges in recent seasons, team doctors from across the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague gathered in Barcelona on Friday to continue a close collaboration designed stay ahead of the curve on all medical needs at their clubs.
EuroLeague club doctors meet for new season planning
Their meeting, part of the annual Euroleague Basketball lnstitute Workshops, was attended by medical professionals from EuroLeague clubs, marking their third annual exchange of best practices on everything from staffing to injury treatment options.
Data presented showed that a combination of injuries and the ongoing COVID pandemic made the 2021-22 season no less challenging than the one before, all the more reason for the club medical staffs to pool their knowledge amid fast-moving developments.
The possibility of future COVID waves focused discussion on refining and updating the protocols used throughout the EuroLeague and the 7DAYS EuroCup so as to minimize any effects on the competitions or club staffs.
The team doctors agreed to tighten control over the concussion protocol that standardizes the time to be taken on each step of the recovery process for players suspected of having suffered such an injury.
Dr. Ignacio Muro, Euroleague Basketball's Medical Officer, also outlined the need to have certification courses in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator use (AED) even for non-medical club staff who may be working with players when medical staff is not present.