NFL Concussion Report Week 17

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.

As we enter the last week of the regular season there was a barrage of concussions last week.  15 to be exact, surpassing the previous weekly high of 13 set Week 9.  The competition was much higher the past two weeks as the spots for the playoffs were being decided, perhaps that was a reason for the increase in concussions, as the players were taking chances they normally would not be taking early in the season.  Another reason could be the length of the season just taking its toll, as the sub-concussive forces have just added up and finally manifested themselves as a true concussion.  What ever the reason the rate has increased, and it will be interesting to see how this week unfolds, if there will be a significant drop due to less teams playing for something.

Some quick notes about this week; There is now only one team remaining that has not had a documented concussion, Tampa Bay…  A team has reached the double-digit mark in concussions, Carolina (10)…  Austin Collie is not the only player to be concussed multiple times, there have been many, and next week we should have that list for you…  161 total concussions since training camp opened, 153 in the regular season…  Larry Fitzgerald was not on the injury report for a concussion but he did report to the media that he sustained a concussion in Week 16... Now for your Week 17 stats…

Regular Season Concussion/Head Injury Reports

  • 153 Total (138 W16)
  • 9.56 Concussions/Week (9.20 W16)
  • .64 Concussions/Game (.61 W16)
  • 163 Projected Concussions (156 W16)
  • 15.39% Incidence Rate (14.81% W16)
            • Incidence Rate = Concussions/33 players per team (average number of players)
  • 9.59% Epidemiological Incidence (9.22% W16)
            • Epidemiological Incidence = Concussions/53 man roster of league

Total Concussion/Head Injury from Training Camp on

  • 161 Total
  • 10 Players sent to Injured Reserve due to concussions
  • Concussions per team
    • 0 = Tampa Bay
    • 1 = San Diego, Houston
    • 2 = Buffalo
    • 3 = Miami, Jets, Chicago, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Denver
    • 4 = Tennessee, San Francisco, Kansas City, New England, Giants
    • 5 = Jacksonville, Indianapolis, Green Bay
    • 6 = Arizona, Washington, New Orleans
    • 7 = Dallas, Baltimore, Seattle, Pittsburgh
    • 8 = Minnesota, Detroit, Oakland, Philadelphia, Cleveland, St. Louis
    • 10 = Carolina
  • Concussions by “general” position
    • QB – 11
    • RB – 11
    • TE – 15
    • WR – 28
    • OL – 12
      • Offense – 77 (47.8%)
    • DL – 17
    • LB – 24
    • DB – 43
      • Defense – 84(52.2%)

Complete Concussion List

-1 = Training Camp, 0 = Pre-season (note some players did not get listed till Week 1, they are grouped with regular season concussions), IR = Injured Reserve

Last First Position Team Week

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