NFL confirms 29% drop in player concussions during 2018 regular season
- NFL reports 135 concussions in 2018, down from 135 in 2017
- Two changes to the rules may have contributed to the decline
- League says that number of serious knee injuries remains flat
The number of diagnosed concussions dropped significantly in the NFL in 2018, the league confirmed on Thursday.
There was a 24% decline in concussions in the preseason and regular season, from 281 in 2017 to 214 this season. For the regular season only, there was a 29% decrease from 190 in 2017 to 135.