The Insider: NFL concussions


Posted at 07:46 PM ET, 01/30/2014

Number of concussions down 13 percent this season, according to NFL injury data

League’s data also shows ACL injuries decreased from last season.

By Mark Maske  |  07:46 PM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL concussions

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 10/23/2013

Reed Doughty remains unsure if he’ll play Sunday

Redskins safety Reed Doughty said that he has made some improvements since leaving Sunday’s game with a concussion, but that he remains uncertain about his prospects for playing this week against the Denver Broncos.

By Mike Jones  |  01:10 PM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Injuries, NFL concussions, Reed Doughty

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 03/20/2013

NFL restricts use of helmet by ball-carriers, tacklers

Ball carriers and tacklers won't be allowed to lower their heads to strike an opponent inside the tackle box

By Mark Maske  |  12:37 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Helmet safety rule, NFL, NFL concussions, NFL safety

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012

NFL donating $30 million to NIH for brain injury research

As the NFL seasons begins, the league is giving $30 million to the Bethesda-based National Institutes of Health to fund research into brain injuries and other medical issues.

By Mark Maske  |  09:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Concussions, NFL concussions, NFL medical research