Dr. Brian Sutterer explained why Draymond Green's chokehold on Rudy Gobert was very terrifying.
Draymond Green's chokehold on Rudy Gobert has been dominating the headlines since Tuesday night and now Dr. Brian Sutterer, MD, has explained why Green's act was incredibly terrifying.
I will say one of the most concerning things honestly about this whole sequence was how Draymond initially went in just with his forearm on the front,
striking the front part of Gobert's throat," Sutterer said.
When we look at our bio digital tool here, that can result in a lot of trauma to the larynx or to the trachea even the hyoid bone.
Sutterer explained that there is little to no protection in that area and that athletes can be out for a significant period of time when struck there.
So, that first moment where Draymond just comes in and his forearm hits square in the front in that Adam's apple
in that larynx in and of itself can result in some direct trauma fracture to these laryngeal structures in the front of the neck," Sutterer stated.