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.
With the end of the regular season we can begin to see a clearer picture of what kind of concussion numbers the NFL produces. There have been a lot of adjustments made by the NFL and this blog to try and capture where we are exactly, in terms of a problem. Along the way we started with only using the NFL Official Injury Report (OIR) to ascertain the concussions. This effort had good intentions, but also showed the naive nature that most have with this or any injury in professional sports. The OIR is only used for players that “may or may not” play in the game, and on top of it, a player going on Injured Reserve is not listed, so there could be some missed situations on this list alone. Through feedback from readers, including Will Carroll, we adopted a method of searching and sources to find as many concussions as possible.
That brings us to where we are now, a listing that I feel is incomplete, but as close as humanly possible for a person to get (that don’t have access to inside info). Heck, I don’t even know if the NFL has a concussion listing database that it may be working from. If not, that might be a good idea for them. The biggest issue of unreported concussions is the player that sustains a head injury in a game on Sunday and the team keeps it quiet until the last minute. Some players will resolve before the OIR Continue reading