The NFL’s concussion problem isn’t getting better any time soon. A new report states that concussions were up 58 percent in 2015 compared to 2016.
From the New York Daily News:
In data released by the league, the 2015 season (including preseason games) saw 271 reported concussions, up from 206 in 2014.
This year’s figure was the highest total in the four years of data the league provided, and ended a three-year decline in concussions.
According to the report, there were 234 concussions suffered by players during preseason and regular season games. An additional 37 concussions were reported during practice.
The 182 reported concussions in regular season games is a shocking 58 percent increase over last year.
Despite the rise in concussions, TV ratings continue to go up and the NFL has all the money they need to manage this PR nightmare.
As bad as things seem when it comes to head injuries and with the “Concussion” movie recently being released, the NFL almost seems bullet proof.
It’s remarkable that the league can continue to downplay CTE and head injuries with all of the medical evidence that’s been uncovered over the past several years.
One thing that really helps is that the NFL continues to target mom’s around the country as they focus on doing whatever it takes to make them feel confortable enough to let this son’s play football.
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— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) January 29, 2016