As unpredictable as the games have been in the NFL, what is becoming a trend is the amount of concussions. The nation took notice in week six after some big hits, and the league responded with more emphasis on the rules, including increases in the fines. Since then, there have been 48 concussions, leading up to that there were 45. A quick snapshot would tell you that rule enforcement is not helping.
Along the time we have been reporting this information, how we disseminate it has been tweaked, giving you the reader the most accurate picture of what is going on in this sport in terms of concussions. While analyzing the info, we have made slight changes to the player chart (put the week the injury was sustained), and with the numbers (reevaluated the preseason injuries).
Since training camp has opened there have been 108 total reported concussions. There were eight concussions reported prior to the regular season, and 7 more that MAY have occurred before the regular season, but were not reported until week one. For reporting purposes of regular season the total is now 100 (DJ Williams of the Denver Broncos get the distinction of the 100th). The following are regular season stats.
- Incidence Rate = 14.63%
- Epidemiological Incidence = 9.11%
- Concussions per week = 9.0
- Concussions per game = .60
- Projected Concussions = 154
The following stats are for all 108 concussion;
- Offensive Concussions = 52
- Defensive Concussions = 58
- QB = 8, RB = 9, TE = 11, WR = 17, OL = 7
- DL = 12, LB = 12, DB = 32
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Week=Week Injury Occurred, -1=Training Camp, 0=Preseason
Jon McGraw was taken off injury report for head injury going into week 11, then was placed back on list with head injury going to week 12.