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NBL could introduce injury replacements for unvaccinated players

The NBL has kickstarted conversations about how they plan to deal with the Covid vaccination rollout.

The NBL is considering introducing replacement players for away games to cater for players who choose not to have the Covid vaccination.

The Australian domestic basketball season isn’t planned to tip-off until November 18, but league officials are already being proactive in the vaccination space.

NBL commissioner Jeremy Loeliger revealed officials had started conversations with the players’ association about options for unvaccinated players.

At this point, only a small number of players have expressed concern about having a Covid vaccination.

In a bid to elevate the issue, the NBL is weighing up allowing teams to use an injury replacement if an unvaccinated player isn’t allowed to travel interstate.

“That’s one idea that we’ve canvased with players, teams and the players’…

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