NFL Medical Staff Allowed to View Replays on Sideline

According to NFL.com the league is going to let the head athletic trainer or head team physician to use video replay in assisting with injuries.  There are stipulations and monitoring from the league for its usage;

The league made it clear that the use of this equipment is for medical purposes only and not to gain any competitive advantage. The NFL plans to monitor the use of the video monitors and will determine if its availability will be expanded next season.

The league issued the following guidelines surrounding the equipment’s use:

» The equipment may only be used by a team physician or the head athletic trainer. Under no circumstances may coaches, players, or others have access to this equipment.
» The medical staff may only review video of a play to assist it in treating a player who suffered (or may have suffered), an injury during that play.
» The head team physician or the head athletic trainer must notify the league officiating observer in the press box prior to accessing the field video monitor.

We have clearly stated here that one of the best tools the athletic trainer has is his/her eyes and understanding the mechanism of injury.  That is why we as AT’s Continue reading

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NFL Concussion Report – Preseason Wrap

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 all the “practice games” out-of-the-way and final cuts made it is time to take a quick look at the concussions in the NFL this preseason.  For a retrospective reference last season we were only able to find 8 such incidences of concussions.  This year there is obviously more, but before everyone starts to panic there are some very valid reasons why there may be more;

  1. Increased exposure by media
  2. Increased reporting by players
  3. More players increase mean more chances of injury

The data collection for this story, and all forthcoming reports during the regular season, Continue reading

NFL New Guidelines

As reported earlier, the National Football League will be using standardized testing for concussions, as well as tightened down return to play protocol.  Gary Mihoches of USAToday wrote about it this evening;

The league will utilize “standardized” sideline procedures for assessing whether players have sustained concussions during a game or practice and whether they have crossed the “No Go” threshold for removal.

The Associated Press reported that 154 concussions occurred during games and practices in the first eight weeks of last season.

The meat and potatoes of the article is the actual test that will be used.  Both the baseline test and the post injury test will be used allowing for a clear comparison of the player.  This tool makes is much more quantifiable for those treating the injury, as well it provides “black and white” answers to the player.  This test can be administered in 15-20 minutes and will encompass cognitive and balance assessments, it was derived from the SCAT2 from the Zürich Conference.

The other part of this article that I find intriguing is the number you see above.  Continue reading

NFL Concussion Report Week 15

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.

Another high-profile week for concussions as Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers sustained a concussion, for the second time in 9 weeks.  As we have discussed this is just another opportunity for the NFL and the Packers to use current concussion management to “get it right”.  If Rodgers has no symptoms, no balance issues, no sleep disturbances and has tested back to baseline then he can and should return.  If any of the above are not “normal” then he should sit out.

With the late addition of Chad Clifton last week and the eight new concussions this week we are ready to present your Week 15 NFL Concussion Report;

Regular Season

  • 127 Regular Season Concussions
  • 9.07 Concussions/Week (9.10 W14)
  • .60 Concussions/Game (.60 W14)
  • 154 Projected Concussions (154 W14)
  • 14.60% Incidence Rate (14.61% W14)
  • 9.09% Epidemiological Incidence (9.10% W14)

Total Concussions

  • 135 Reported Concussions/Head Injuries
  • Team Breakdown

NFL Concussion Report Week 14 UPDATE

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.

Last week there was a down-turn in concussion/head injury numbers, however that was not the rule, as Week 13 brought more than average numbers, 11.  The total reported concussions/head injuries since training camp opened is now 126, 118 of them from the regular season.  Both Miami and San Diego scratched the concussion column last week leaving only Tamp Bay and Buffalo with no reported regular season listings.  On those lines we have a new leader in the team reports, Carolina.  You will see on the listing that both Austin Collie and Will James were added in Week 13, they had been listed previously, however they were reported to have sustained another head injury.  Here are the stats;

UPDATE: Thanks to a follower for cluing me in on the Chad Clifton concussion…  He is listed but it is listed at “knees”…  So how many other teams and players have used another injury to supersede a concussion?  Joseph Addai?  The stats have not changed to reflect this addition, it will make next week’s report.

Regular Season

  • 118 Concussion/Head/Headache/Migraine Listings
  • 9.1 Concussions/Week (8.9 W13)
  • .60 Concussions/Game (.50 W13)
  • 154 Projected Concussions (152 W13)
  • 14.61% Incidence Rate (14.35% W13)
  • 9.10% Epidemiological Incidence (8.94% W13)
  • Team Break Down
    • 9 – Carolina
    • 8 – St. Louis
    • 7 – Philadelphia, Oakland, Cleveland, Pittsburgh Continue reading

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… Continue reading

Executive Function

Research is beginning to suggest that chronic exposure and delayed recovery from TBI (concussions) is directly effecting executive functioning of the brain. This past August, the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology published an abstract on an experiment from Finland.

Hartikainen, Waljas, et al performed executive reaction time testing, standard neuropsych tests and diffusion tensor imaging on their subjects and found that there were significant differences in scores between those that still had symptoms and those that have fully recovered. The issue and problem that presented itself is that the scores indicated trouble in executive functioning of the “still-injured” brain as opposed to the recovered.(1)

MindDisorders.com defines Executive Function as;

The term executive function describes a set of cognitive abilities that control and regulate other abilities and behaviors. Executive functions are necessary for goal-directed behavior. They include the ability to initiate and stop actions, to monitor and change behavior as needed, and to plan future behavior when faced with novel tasks and situations. Executive functions allow us to anticipate outcomes and adapt to changing situations. The ability to form concepts and think abstractly are often considered components of executive function.

These are high level abilities that influence the most basic things like attention, memory and motor functions. Along with the basics the executive functions of the brain allow each of us to adapt and perform in real life situations. Permanent or temporary deficits to the executive functioning of the brain are associated with; obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, ADD/ADHD, Tourette’s Syndrome, schizophrenia, and autism.

There has been suspicion about how concussion symptoms specifically affect the brain, this could be our first hard evidence of the executive function angle. As with previous studies, actually quantifying executive function is difficult, more research is needed and welcomed.

(1) – PubMed

NFL Concussion Report Week 12

As unpredictable as the games have been in the NFL, what is becoming a trend is the amount of concussions. The nation took notice in week six after some big hits, and the league responded with more emphasis on the rules, including increases in the fines. Since then, there have been 48 concussions, leading up to that there were 45. A quick snapshot would tell you that rule enforcement is not helping.

Along the time we have been reporting this information, how we disseminate it has been tweaked, giving you the reader the most accurate picture of what is going on in this sport in terms of concussions. While analyzing the info, we have made slight changes to the player chart (put the week the injury was sustained), and with the numbers (reevaluated the preseason injuries).

Since training camp has opened there have been 108 total reported concussions. There were eight concussions reported prior to the regular season, and 7 more that MAY have occurred before the regular season, but were not reported until week one. For reporting purposes of regular season the total is now 100 (DJ Williams of the Denver Broncos get the distinction of the 100th). The following are regular season stats.

  • Incidence Rate = 14.63%
  • Epidemiological Incidence = 9.11%
  • Concussions per week = 9.0
  • Concussions per game = .60
  • Projected Concussions = 154

The following stats are for all 108 concussion;

  • Offensive Concussions = 52
  • Defensive Concussions = 58
  • QB = 8, RB = 9, TE = 11, WR = 17, OL = 7
  • DL = 12, LB = 12, DB = 32

Click on the rest of the story for the entire list…
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NFL Concussion Report Through Week 10

After some tweaking of information gathering, I am making some changes to the Concussion Reports.  There will no longer be a listing on Saturday of the concussion list and their status for the games.  Rather, I will be putting all the information in the Concussion Report to appear on Fridays.  By making this change I feel that I will have a more comprehensive list.  The change was made in response to my feelings that some concussions are being missed by the NFL Official Injury Report, and that the reporters of the NFL are doing a great job of finding information.  Players are not listed on this list unless there are corroborated reports of concussion.  Now for the information…

  • Since Training Camp has opened there have been 96 concussions
    • 48 concussions on offense, 48 on defense
      • By Position; QB (8), RB (8), TE (10), WR (16), OL (6), DL (9), LB (11), DB (28)
      • The exterior players (WR/DB) make up 45.8% of concussions
      • Interior players (OL/DL) make up 15.6% of concussions
  • 7 players (Maurice Leggett, Jay Thomas, Freddy Keiaho, Mike Furrey, Hunter Hillenmyer, Darcy Johnson and Ben Hamilton) have been placed on Injured Reserve due to concussion
  • There have been 88 concussions during the regular season
    • Average of 8.8 concussions/week
    • Average of .58 concussions/game
    • 150 projected concussions at seasons end
    • Incidence Rate (# concussions/average players in NFL/week) is 14.17%
    • Epidemiological Incidence (# concussions/all players a.k.a. 53 man roster) is 8.82%
    • Clinical Incidence (# concussions/play) or chance of sustaining a concussion on any given play is 2.5%

Looking at the stats through Week 10 there are some glaring indications that some small changes could make an impact.

  1. Develop a position specific helmet.
  2. The higher the impact force (speed) the greater chance of a concussion, address rules.
  3. Investigate the impact the interior players are getting on a daily basis (sub-concussive forces) and the cumulative effects.

That is all I have for now but you can click on the continuation of this story for the full list. Continue reading

Week 10 NFL Concussion Report

This is the list of players that have been listed with concussion, head or migraines and are probable;

  • Mewelde Moore, RB, PIT
  • Isaac Redmond, RB, PIT
  • Mike Adams, DB, CLE
  • DJ Moore, DB, CHI

This is the list of players that have been listed with concussion, head or migraines and are questionable;

  • Max Jean-Giles, OL, PHI

This is the list of players that have been listed with concussion, head or migraines and are doubtful/out;

  • Austin Collie, WR, IND
  • Asher Allen, DB, MIN
  • Greg Hardy, DL, CAR
  • Johnathan Stewart, RB, CAR

 

The Official The Concussion Blog Concussion List for the season can be found HERE

Post Week 9 Concussion Stats

Courtesy of hb9252 via Flickr

Please excuse the two posts, as my computer decided it was a good time to die.  Recovering files and spending money gave me a severe headache, however I can now bring you the stats up-to-the-minute.

Last week was the most reported concussions thus far, and if you include the Oakland Raiders report of Tyvon Branch, the total was 11 reported concussions from Week 9, surpassing Week 6’s seven reported.  There still remains some questions as to whether Zack Follett and Joseph Addai sustained concussions during Week 6 as well, so take these numbers for what they are worth; as accurate as the media and reports allow us to be with them.

74 concussions during regular season action.

  • .55 Concussions/game
  • 8.22 Concussions/week (up from 7.66)
  • 140 Projected concussions
  • Current Epidemiological Rate (Total Concussions/Total Active Players) – 8.24%
  • Current Incidence Rate (Total Concussions/Average Players Playing per team) – 13.24%
  • Current Chance to sustain a concussion on a given play – 2.34%

Below you can see the Official Concussion Blog List; Continue reading

82 – Concussion Tally Through Week 9

These players have been listed this week on the Official Injury Report by the NFL.  I will add them to the master list, as my previous computer has crashed and I am resolving that issue as we speak.  However there were 10 reported concussions this week;

  • Mike Adams, DB, CLE
  • Austin Collie, WR, IND
  • Asher Allen, DB, MIN
  • DJ Moore, DB, CHI
  • Greg Hardy, DL, CAR
  • Johnathan Stewart, RB, CAR
  • Will Allen, DB, PIT
  • Mewelde Moore, RB, PIT
  • Isaac Redmond, RB, PIT
  • Max Jean-Giles, OL, PHI

This brings the total to 82 concussions, 74 of which were in the 9 weeks of the regular season.  You might notice that from last week to this week there were a mysterious three concussions added.  I did some searching and found two were players that had been moved to IR before the listing on the injury report, and one was on a team going into a bye.  More stats to follow.

69 – Concussion Tally Through Week 8

Only three new additions to the injury list for Week 9 (Steelers and Bengals have not reported yet, will add if information becomes available).

Sicko Scott TE DAL -1
Murphy Louis WR OAK -1
Curry Aaron LB SEA -1
Clayton Mark WR BAL 0
Grant Ryan RB GB 0
Bing Darnell LB HOU 0
Addai Joseph RB IND 0
Ware DJ RB NYG 0
Ghee Brandon DB CIN 1
Sorensen Nick DB CLE 1
Lacey Jacob DB IND 1
Keiaho Freddy LB JAX 1
Thomas Jay DB OAK 1
Furrey Mike WR WAS 1
Moore Matt QB CAR 2
Martin Charly WR CAR 2
Hillenmyer Hunter LB CHI 2
Ware DeMarcus DL DAL 2
Boss Kevin TE NYG 2
Bradley Stewart LB PHI 2
Kolb Kevin QB PHI 2
Ryan Clifton DL STL 2
Davis Will LB ARI 3
Mitchel Carlton WR CLE 3
Witten Jason TE DAL 3
Follett Zack LB DET 3
Gay Randall DB NO 3
Moore Evan TE NYG 3
Dahl Craig DB STL 3
Bryant Anthony DL WAS 3
Redding Corey DL BAL 4
Trusnik Jason LB CLE 4
Manningham Mario WR NYG 4
Ryan Clifton DL STL 4
Martin Sherrod DB CAR 5
Cutler Jay QB CHI 5
Shipley Jordan WR CIN 5
Scheffler Tony TE DET 5
Cooper Riley DB PHI 5
Samuel Asante DB PHI 5
Thomas Demaryius WR DEN 6
Johnson Landon LB DET 6
Rodgers Aaron QB GB 6
Gay Randall DB NO 6
Bell Jacob OL STL 6
Macintosh Rocky LB WAS 6
Robinson Dunta DB ATL 7
Cribbs Josh WR CLE 7
Massaquoi Mohamed WR CLE 7
Garrard David QB JAX 7
Abdullah Husain DB MIN 7
Edelman Julian WR NE 7
Brandon Myers TE OAK 7
Jackson DeSean WR PHI 7
Cooper Riley WR PHI 7
Ryan Clifton DL STL 7
Cooley Chris TE WAS 7
Cox Perrish DB DEN 8
Fluellen Andre DL DET 8
Hall Max QB ARI 8
Thurmond Walter DB SEA 8
Johnson Chris DB OAK 8
Satele Samson OL OAK 8
Shaughnessy Matt DL OAK 8
Smith Jason OL CAR 8
Pitta Dennis TE BAL 9
Ivory Chris RB NO 9
Hasselbeck Matt QB SEA 9

-1=Training Camp, 0=Preseason

Rodney Pool, DB, NYJ was added to the injury report…

Not appearing on the official list are Joseph Addai with “neck” and Ben Hamilton who was reported to have sustained a concussion in the media.  Also, on the official list but not on this one because they are not new injuries are Dunta Robinson and DeSean Jackson.  The number is now 69 – a good drop in the numbers.

  • Concussions per week = 7.66
  • Projected Concussions = 130
  • Current Rate = 7.67%

NFL Concussion Report Week 8

These players are listed to have; concussion, head or migraine injuries and are probable;

  • David Garrard, QB, JAX
  • Andre Fluellen, DL, DET
  • Husain Abdullah, DB, MIN
  • Max Hall, QB, ARI

These players are listed to have; concussion, head or migraine injuries and are questionable;

  • Jason Smith, OL, CAR^
  • Walter Thurmond, DB, SEA
  • Samson Satele, OL, OAK
  • Matt Shaughnessy, DL, OAK
  • Chris Johnson, DB, OAK
  • Joseph Addai, RB, IND**

These players are listed to have; concussion, head or migraine injuries and are doubtful or out;

  • Perrish Cox, DB, DEN
  • Zack Follett, LB, DET*

*Follett listed as “neck” but was exhibiting head trauma signs along with the neck pathology.

** Addai listed as “neck” but was exhibiting head trauma signs along with the neck pathology.

^ New listing making the number 65

NFL Concussion Report Week 7

These players are listed to have concussion, head, or migraines and will be probable for week 7 games;

  • Josh Cribbs, WR, CLE
  • Riley Cooper, WR, PHI

 

These players are listed to have concussion, head, or migraines and will be questionable, doubtful or out for week 7 games;

  • Dunta Robinson, CB, ATL
  • David Garrard, QB, JAX
  • Mohamed Massaquoi, WR, CLE
  • Rocky McIntosh, LB, WAS
  • Chris Cooley, TE, WAS
  • Clifton Ryan, DT, STL
  • DeSean Jackson, WR, PHI
  • Julian Edelman, WR, NE
  • Brandon Myers, TE, OAK
  • Husain Abdullah, S, MIN

These are taken directly from NFL.com/injuries.

57

The week 7 injury reports have been released (except for NYG and DAL, MNF).  And the total number of injuries listed as concussion, head, or migraines is 57 (with pre-season news reports).

Last

First Position Team Week
1 Curry Aaron LB SEA -1
2 Murphy Louis WR OAK -1
3 Sicko Scott TE DAL -1
4 Grant Ryan RB GB 0
5 Addai Joseph RB IND 0
6 Clayton Mark WR BAL 0
7 Ware DJ RB NYG 0
8 Bing Darnell LB HOU 0
9 Thomas Jay CB OAK 1
10 Ghee Brandon CB CIN 1
11 Lacey Jacob CB IND 1
12 Keiaho Freddy LB JAX 1
13 Sorensen Nick S CLE 1
14 Furrey Mike WR WAS 1
15 Ware DeMarcus DE DAL 2
16 Ryan Clifton DT STL 2
17 Bradley Stewart LB PHI 2
18 Hillenmyer Hunter LB CHI 2
19 Moore Matt QB CAR 2
20 Kolb Kevin QB PHI 2
21 Boss Kevin TE NYG 2
22 Martin Charly WR CAR 2
23 Gay Randall CB NO 3
24 Bryant Anthony DT WAS 3
25 Follett Zack LB DET 3
26 Davis Will LB ARI 3
27 Dahl Craig S STL 3
28 Moore Evan TE NYG 3
29 Witten Jason TE DAL 3
30 Mitchel Carlton WR CLE 3
31 Redding Corey DE BAL 4
32 Ryan Clifton DT STL 4
33 Trusnik Jason LB CLE 4
34 Manningham Mario WR NYG 4
35 Cooper Riley CB PHI 5
36 Samuel Asante CB PHI 5
37 Cutler Jay QB CHI 5
38 Martin Sherrod S CAR 5
39 Scheffler Tony TE DET 5
40 Shipley Jordan WR CIN 5
41 Gay Randall CB NO 6
42 Johnson Landon LB DET 6
43 Macintosh Rocky LB WAS 6
44 Bell Jacob OL STL 6
45 Rodgers Aaron QB GB 6
46 Thomas Demaryius WR DEN 6
47 Robinson Dunta CB ATL 7
48 Garrard David QB JAX 7
49 Cribbs Josh WR CLE 7
50 Massaquoi Mohamed WR CLE 7
51 Cooley Chris

TE

WAS 7
52 Ryan Clifton DT STL 7
53 Jackson DeSean WR PHI 7
54 Cooper Riley WR PHI 7
55 Edelman Julian WR NE 7
56 Brandon Myers TE OAK 7
57 Abdullah Husain S MIN 7

-1 = Training Camp, 0 = Preseason

Some notes; 90 regular season games and 49 listed head injuries…  .5444 concussions/game, or just over 1 concussion every 2 games…  8.167 concussions per week…  At current concussion/week rate there would be 139 concussions in the year…   The concussion rate for NFL players would be 8.2%…  That concussion rate is lower than all other levels of football…  Players listed multiple times were removed from the injury list for at least one week then reappeared (Clifton Ryan)…  Teams on byes do not have to list concussions (Detroit & Indy amongst others this week)…  Concussions by position; WR-13, DB-12, LB-10, TE-7, QB-5, RB-3, OL-1…  Top 3 teams with listed head injuries PHI-6, CLE-5, NYG-4…  Teams without concussions; BUF, KC, MIA, NYJ, PIT, SD, SF, TEN, TB…

All regular season injuries were posted at NFL.com on their Injury LINK

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Quick Response Expected

According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN, the NFL is going to announce the “cracking” down of excessive hits.  The primary concern in the helmet-to-helmet hits, and instead of just fines, there will be suspensions.  The suspensions will also be handed out for first time offenders, getting rid of the “free pass” that has been around for some time.

Other News: Chris Cooley played with his concussion but took himself out after he realized things were not getting better…  David Garrard became the 11th (by my count) concussion of week 6 last night on MNF…  Dunta Robinson also diagnosed with a concussion…  Awaiting the injury list on Wednesday

NFL Concussion Tally Through Week 6/7

Well yesterday we had a barrage of head injuries and quite a few made the “National Spotlight” with the questionable helmet-to-helmet/weapon like usage leading to the injuries.

The awareness is GREAT, do rules need to change, not up to me, but they do need to enforce the rules already in place.  And when extenuating circumstances arise its needs to be punished.

If you have followed this blog since the inception you will know I keep track of the official NFL injury reports at the end of the work week when they have to be known.  Focusing on those injuries listed as “head”, “concussion”, or “migraine” I have a total number of concussions.

That number, through 6 weeks, is 40.  There was not a player listed on two separate occasions (yet).  Some have had their season ended already by concussions/head injuries.

If you add in the 10, yes 10, concussions yesterday (not all “said” to be concussions) that total is 50 in 7 weeks.  There may be more that come up, either on MNF, or disclosure later in the week.

A quick side note, the Todd Heap and Joseph Addai injuries smell of “a hockey cover up”.  Heap took a shot to the head but was listed as “stinger” and returned.  Addai took a shot to the head as well, via shoulder, and was obviously “not there”, but they listed his injury as “shoulder”.  The NFL needs to make sure all concussions are reported, correctly.

So there you go, I have the count at 50, problem, yes.

NFL Concussion Report Week 6

This is a weekly post that is tabulated from the official NFL Injury Report.

These players are injured with head or concussion and are probable;

  • Aaron Rodgers, QB, GB
  • Jacob Bell, G, STL
  • Jay Cutler, QB, CHI

These players are injured with head or concussion and are questionable or worse;

  • Landon Johnson, LB, DET
  • Riley Cooper, WR, PHI
  • Randal Gay, CB, NO
  • Demaryius Thomas, WR, DEN
  • Rocky Macintosh, LB, WAS

Here is the game day blog from games during week 6, and the 10 that occured, in my eyes.

NFL Concussions Week 4

This is from the official injury report distributed by the NFL, there are some teams on byes.

Players listed with injury of concussion or head that are probable;

  • Jason Trusnik, LB, CLE
  • Zack Follett, LB, DET
  • Craig Dahl, S, STL
  • Mario Manningham, WR, NYG

Players listed with injury of concussion or head that are questionable or worse;

  • Corey Redding, DE, BAL
  • Clifton Ryan, DT, STL
  • Anthony Bryant, DT, WAS

NFL Concussions Week 3

This is from the official injury report distributed by the NFL

Players listed with injury of concussion or head that are probable;

  • Kevin Boss, TE, NYG
  • Evan Moore, TE, CLE
  • Jason Witten, TE, DAL
  • Stewart Bradley, LB, PHI
  • Kevin Kolb, QB, PHI

Players listed with injury of concussion or head that are questionable or worse;

  • Carlton Mitchel, WR, CLE
  • Zack Follett, LB, DET
  • Randall Gay, CB, NO
  • Anthony Bryant, DT, WAS
  • Craig Dahl, S, STL
  • Will Davis, LB, ARI

NFL Concussion Injuries Week 2

Players listed as having a concussion or head injury that are Probable;

  • Nick Sorensen, S, CLE
  • DeMarcus Ware, DE, DAL
  • Matt Moore, QB, CAR
  • Brandon Ghee, CB, CIN

 

Players listed as having a concussion or head injury that are Questionable, Doubtful, or Out;

  • Jacob Lacey, CB, IND
  • Kevin Boss, TE, NYG
  • Clifton Ryan, DT, OAK (listed as migraines)
  • Charly Martin, WR, CAR
  • Stewart Bradley, LB, PHI
  • Kevin Kolb, QB, PHI
  • Hunter Hillenmyer, LB, CHI

 

See you next week for updates…

NFL Concussions Week 1

To begin the season we have three players on IR with concussions;

  • Jay Thomas, CB, OAK
  • Mike Furrey, WR, WAS
  • Freddy Keiaho, LB, JAX

 

Preseason concussions listed as doubtful or lower on injury report;

  • Nick Sorensen, S, CLE
  • Brandon Ghee, CB, CIN
  • Jacob Lacey, CB, IND

 

And the reported concussions from Week One;

  • Kevin Kolb, QB, PHI
  • Stewart Bradley, LB, PHI
  • Kevin Boss, TE, NYG
  • Matt Moore, QB, CAR

 

Related Link…  NFL Doctor: Four concussions not a trend

More will be reported as the injury reports come out on Tuesday and this should be updated.  The next post on this subject will be the next injury report and we will list all the reported “head” and “concussion” injuries.