2011 NFL Concussion Report: Week 3

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 information along with relevant statistics.  If we have missed a concussion or put one on here erroneously, let us know (we will also be using Fink’s Rule to classify a concussion/head injury).

Last week was void of the “big incident” like Week 2 and Mike Vick.  There was another quarterback who sustained a concussion, Kerry Collins, was removed from the Sunday Night game and evaluated for a concussion.  That is now two weeks in a row that Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth have had the opportunity to expose and educate the viewers about concussions (with limited results).

The reporting of the injuries during the games is becoming  a bit better as 45% of the reported concussions this week were identified prior to the NFL’s Official Injury Report coming out Wednesday.  We also have BREAKING NEWS about concussions in the NFL; the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had their first reported concussion since the beginning of last year, as Geno Hayes was reported to have a head injury.

Here are the up to date stats (Week 2);

  • 26 Concussions/head injuries (17 W2)
  • 8.67 Concussions/week (8.5 W2)
  • 0.58 Concussions/game (0.56 W2)
  • 10.23% InR (10.03 W2)
  • 8.69% EInR (8.52 W2)
  • 12 Offensive – 14 Defense
  • Positionally Speaking
    • QB – 3, RB – 1, WR – 3, TE – 2, OL – 3, DL – 2, LB – 6, DB – 6
  • Team Breakdown
    • OAK – 4
    • ATL, CAR – 3
    • BAL, IND, NE, PHI – 2
    • CHI, DET, NO, NYG, PIT, SF, TB, TEN – 1
    • Rest of league – 0

Our definition of Incidence Rate (InR) is projected concussions/45 players taking the field per team per game, our definition of Epidemiological Incidence Rate (EInR) is projected concussions/53 man roster per team.

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