The National Basketball Association and GE Healthcare are seeking proposals for a second round of research projects that will take a look at prevention and treatment methods for common muscle injuries, such as strains, tears and pulls.
These types of injuries, referred to as “myotendinous injuries,” often plague the calves and hamstrings of professional basketball players.
The NBA and GE Healthcare announced they would collaborate on sports medicine research projects in July 2015. The two organizations plan to give research teams millions over the next few years to find better prevention, diagnosis and treatment methods for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions common among NBA players. The findings will eventually be applied to the general population.
In June, the organizations announced they would give a total of $1.5 million to six research groups to conduct research on a tendon disease called tendinopathy.
During this second round of projects exploring myotendinous injuries, the NBA and GE Healthcare will award an additional $1.5 million over three years to an unspecified number of research teams.
Proposals will be accepted through Sept. 8. Winners will be announced in November.
Proposal application forms can be viewed and submitted on the collaboration’s website.