Rules to play Wheelchair Basketball
In the event of injury to a player(s), the officials may stop the game.If the ball is live when an injury occurs, the official shall not blow his whistle until the team in control of the ball has shot for a field goal, lost control of the ball, withheld the ball from play or the ball has become dead. If it is necessary to protect an injured player, the officials may stop the game immediately.
If the injured player cannot continue to play immediately (within approximately 15 seconds) or, if he receives treatment, he must be substituted unless the team is reduced to fewer than 5 players on the playing court.Team bench personnel may enter the playing court, only with the permission of an official, to attend to an injured player before he is substituted.
A doctor may enter the playing court, without the permission of an official if, in the doctors judgement, the injured player requires immediate medical treatment.
During the game, any player who is bleeding or has an open wound must be substituted. He may return to the playing court only after the bleeding has stopped and the affected area or open wound has been completely and securely covered. If the injured player or any player who is bleeding or has an open wound recovers during a time out taken by either team, before the scorers signal for the substitution, that player may continue to play.
Players who have been designated by the coach to start the game or who receive treatment between free throws may be substituted in the event of an injury. In this case, the opponents are also entitled to substitute the same number of players, if they so wish.