NBA partners with GE Healthcare on $1.5 million in injury research funding

With the NBA Playoffs in full swing, the league is also working to fund research focused on protecting players from injury.

The NBA and GE Healthcare recently announced the winners of more than $1.5 million in funding for injury prevention research, according to the league’s website.

The six winning proposals—including groups from La Trobe University in Australia, the University of Wisconsin, the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands and two teams from the University of Calgary in Canada—were selected from nearly 70 submissions centered around tendinopathy research.

The announcement is the latest step in the NBA’s joint effort with GE Healthcare to fund injury research focused on specific areas of athletes’ bodies.

Next up: hamstring and calf injuries.