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Brain Injury in the NFL

CONCUSSIONS IN THE NFL brought to you by: While it was once seldom discussed, the prevalence of head injuries-concussions in particular-in the National Football League can no longer be ignored. The 2011 season saw an average of more than 10 concussions per week, and that's not counting ones sustained during practice of pre-season competition. Lawsuits have been filed by more than 3,000 former players who allege the league failed to warn players about the long-term dangers of suffering concussions, despite belng well aware of them. The Brain Injury Law Center brings you this graphic to raise awareness about the prevalence and dangers of concussions, which happen at all levels of football, indluding high school and Pop Warner. We are proud to do our part to prevent child head injuries by distrib- uting free bicycle helmets to children in our home state of Virginia. BRAIN INJURY LAW CENTER CONCUSSIONS A GROWING PROBLEM 2010 . 159 head injuries during the regular season 154 head injuries in practices and at preseason games 9.35 concussions perweek 2011 162 head injuries during the regular season 72% chance of a concussion occurring at every NFL game concussions per week 2012 OFFENSE VS. DEFENSE ~52% 45.7% DEFENSIVE PLAYERS suffer from concussions of NFL players said they had sustained 1 or more concussions 82.2% ~48% said they are concerned about the potential long-term effects of head injuries that could result from playing football OFFENSIVE PLAYERS suffer from concussions EXPLAYERS SUE NFL OVER CONCUSSIONS Former players are suing the NFL, claiming the league intentionally withheld knowledge of the damaging effects of concussions for 90 years. LAWSUITS ON THE RISE 3000, 75 2011 2012 HELMET SAFETY RATINGS Researchers at Virginia Tech have produced the first brand-by-brand, model-by-model ranking for the likely concussion resistance of helmets. A star-rating system modeled on crash safety rankings for automobiles, the rankings clearly identify the best and worst helmets. In this illustration representing the Virginia Tech study, helmet icons represent stars. The lesser gold helmets displayed for a product, the greater risk of a con- cussion as compared to helmets with the most gold helmets as being the safest. Riddell 360 Rawlings Quantum Plus Riddell Revolution Speed Schutt 1ON 4D Schutt DNA Prot Rawlings Impulse Xenith X1 Riddell Revolution Rawlings Quantum Riddell Revolution 10 Schutt Air XP Xenith X2 Schutt Air Advantage Riddell VSR 4 Adams A200 Pro Elite NOT RECCOMMENDED For more information about brain injuries please feel free to contact us. BRAIN INJURY INFORMATION SOURCES LAW CENTER NFL Concussion Statistics NFL Players Poll Ex-players sue NFL over concussions 2100 Kecoughtan Road Hampton, VA 23661 Phone: (877) 840-3431 NFL could lose billions in player lawsuits http://bitly/Q7j4t7

Brain Injury in the NFL

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This infographic illustrates the growning numbers of concussions in the NFL and lawsuits as a result.


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