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.

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Source: theguardian