UAAP commits to adopting safety protocols after UST's Akomo's head injury

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 9) — The University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) supports moves to ensure the health of its athletes.

A report on Monday by the student publication of the University of Santo Tomas, The Varsitarian, claimed big man Steve Akomo has been confined at the UST Hospital. Akomo sustained a head trauma during the Growling Tigers' game versus the Adamson University Soaring Falcons on September 22.

Akomo missed UST's games against La Salle and the University of the East since the incident.

"Allow us to state that the UAAP is committed to ensuring the health and safety of its student-athletes and the adoption of a Concussion Safety Protocol is consistent to that end," UAAP Executive Director Rebo Saguisag said.

 

The UAAP has no protocols for head injuries yet.

Saguisag also called on the entire league to pray for Akomo's recovery.

"We have yet to receive an official statement from Steve Akomo's physicians regarding his condition and its proximate cause - nevertheless, we ask everyone to join us in prayer for Steve's speedy recovery and eventual return to the hardcourt," he said.