Rodney Hood / Concussion
Rodney Hood is OUT for Wednesday's game with Denver (per NBA-mandated Return to Participation Exertion Protocol)
A concussion, also known as traumatic brain injury, results from a blow to the head usually caused by a hit, collision, or fall. A concussion alters the way your brain functions and normally works. Concussion effects are usually temporary and can include symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, that can affect your concentration, memory and judgment. All concussions cause injury to the brain, thus requiring time, and most importantly rest for proper healing. Time to return to play is variable and depends on when the athelte is symtpom free and feels normal.
Alec Burks / Left Shoulder Surgery
Alec Burks underwent a surgical repair on his injured left shoulder on Wednesday, Dec. 31 at the University of Utah. The procedure was performed by Jazz head orthopaedic team physician, Dr. Travis Maak. As a result, Burks will miss the remainder of the 2014-15 season. He is expected to be ready for the start of 2015 Jazz training camp.
A sports injury—whether it’s a sprained ankle or torn ACL—can derail you from the activities you enjoy and need for a healthy life. Learn more about rehabilitation, training and treatment from the specialists at University of Utah Health Care Sports Medicine.