Half way through the preseason and there have been just as many reported concussions as there was all preseason and week one last year. The count is 24, but not to worry as the increase, in my opinion, is mainly due to the increased awareness of the writers/journalists covering the teams.
I feel a lot has changed in this area, previously when a player was sidelined with a head injury it was rarely reported by the press. Now if a player exhibits any signs of a concussion there is an immediate question and a better lead for people who look into that sort of thing; along with that is the heightened focus on the head due to rule enforcement and possible fines being levied.
It is good the awareness is getting out there, but I think one more place needs the proper education. Announcers, as highlighted by the post by Sporting Jules, would do well with the proper information. On Sunday Night Football Continue reading
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 NFL back, and full practices beginning, it is time to begin our EXCLUSIVE head injury/concussion tracking for the NFL. Our listing last year was the first of its kind (minus what the NFL has on file but will not release), this year with more people willing to help (you too can help) the hope is to make The Concussion Blog NFL Concussion Update even better.
Let this be the Official Invitation to all the readers out there to lend a helping hand. It is rather simple and will take little time/effort on your part, and I will greatly appreciate the help. Here is how you can help; Continue reading