From TheGrio — An analysis of NFL injury data shows that players with concussions missed an average of 16 days last season, up from only four days in 2005.
The study by Edgeworth Economics, based on information collected by the league, shows that the average time out for other types of injuries has been more steady.
Severe injuries — causing a player to miss at least eight days — increased every season from 2009-12.
Jesse David, the economist overseeing the study, says Wednesday “you now have more severeinjuries overall” because of the hike in reported concussions.
I love football but the rate of concussions is really getting out of hand. It’s saddening to see a lot of ex-NFL players going through the mental illness later in life. The NFL ought to find a better way to prevent head injuries that can cost a person’s life later on.