Friday, February 15, 2013
Latest on Kaman's concussion
By Tom Carpenter
Chris Kaman passed the NBA-mandated cognitive testing earlier this week, but he said on 104.1 FM The Ticket Thursday that he has since suffered a setback as he tries to overcome his nagging concussion symptoms.
“It’s been progressing a little bit every day, then I tried to work out a little bit and had a minor setback where I had a really bad headache so they told me to slow down," he said. "Now, I’m trying to do the same thing. I’m staying in Texas for the All-Star break. I’m trying to get my workout in and get myself ready to play when the break comes back. I've never had that before. Sometimes you can’t control everything that. It never really made it into my head. It kind of sucks because it’s not like any injury where your ankle is hurt well toughen up and play. This is your brain. If you ruin that, you’re pretty much toast.”
Perhaps he's coming to terms with the necessity to pass "the stupidest test ever," as he put it a while back. The bottom line is that until he can maintain physical activity without the return of concussion symptoms, Kaman will not be cleared for game action. It appears that he may be getting closer, but his availability for next week clearly remains up in the air.