Larry Sanders accuses Bucks of negligence in handling his concussion
After receiving a generous contract, the shot-blocking machine’s performance came to a decline, along with his status within the team, forcing the Bucks to arrive at a contract buyout with him.
In Mike Piellucci’s recent article for Vice Sports, Sanders shed light on another story that contributed to his decision to leave the NBA.
“They kind of let me go to sleep on the training table and sent me home and didn’t really think anything was wrong. And then, the next day, I find out I blew out the orbital in my face. That kind of went into the box of why I had to get out of here, just for your health. I didn’t really feel safe with them—the league or Milwaukee—after that point.”
Strangely enough, the league implemented its concussion policy years prior to Larry Sanders’ experience, which means that this could have been easily avoided if there was indeed a misstep on the part of the team.