NFL Concussion Report Week 13

The Concussion Blog Original, NFL Concussion Report is a weekly compiling of the reported head injuries in the National Football League.  Concussions are added to the list each week from multiple sources to give you the reader a picture of what is happening on the field.  Each week we will bring you the list of players along with relevant statistics.  If we have missed a concussion or put one on here erroneously, let us know.

Since training camp has opened there have been 115 total reported concussions. There were eight concussions reported prior to the regular season.  The regular season total is now 107, as Week 12 produced one of the lowest amounts of concussions this season.  New this week is the team breakdown, interestingly enough there are four teams that have yet to report a concussion.  I wonder if they are doing something different, in terms of equipment or preventative measures?  The following are regular season stats.

  • Incidence Rate = 14.35% (14.63% W12)
  • Epidemiological Incidence = 8.94% (9.11% W12)
  • Concussions per week = 8.9 (9.0 W12)
  • Concussions per game = .50 (.60 W12)
  • Projected Concussions = 152 (154 W12)

The following stats are for all 115 concussion;

  • Offensive Concussions = 56
  • Defensive Concussions = 59
  • QB = 8, RB = 10, TE = 12, WR = 18, OL = 8
  • DL = 12, LB = 14, DB = 33
  • By Team;
    • 8 – CAR & STL
    • 7 – PHI & OAK
    • 6 – PIT & CLE
    • 5 – BAL, DET, NO, SEA & WAS
    • 4 – ARI, JAX, KC & NYG
    • 3 – CHI, CIN, DAL, DEN, GB, IND & MIN
    • 2 – ATL, NE, NYJ, SF & TEN
    • 1 – HOU
    • 0 – BUF, MIA, SD & TB

Click on the rest of the story for the entire list…

2 thoughts on “NFL Concussion Report Week 13

  1. Anthony December 6, 2010 / 08:52

    Based on the statistics by position, would you say that playing DB is the most dangerous as far as head injuries are concerned, or is the number of DBs who have suffered concussions simply due to how many of them are on the field at any given time compared to the rest of the positions (particularly the rest of the high speed positions, like RB, LB, QB, and WR)?

    And, if it is the most dangerous, why? Because they often have to tacked much bigger RBs and get trucked?

    • Dustin Fink December 6, 2010 / 15:02


      Yes there are more DB’s on the field than most other positions (other than OL) on a given play, however the reason I think that there are more at that position and at WR is because the further you get away from the LOS and ball the speed is MUCH faster. And we all know physics, force is increased by speed. That is the simplest answer I can get you.

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