Last month we reported on growing concern over head injuries in football and the rise in lawsuits against the NFL. The folks at Medical Billing and Coding have researched this phenomenon and provided us with the following facts and statistics regarding brain damage in the NFL:
- Football comes in second place to cycling in terms of emergency room-related injuries (85.4 vs. 46.9 per year)
- 60% of NFL players suffer a concussion while 26% suffer three or more concussions.
- Once a player suffers a concussion, they are 400% more likely to suffer a second one.