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Web site to track concussions in the NFL

ESPN has partnered with FRONTLINE to track concussions and other head injuries sustained by football players in the NFL.  They have created a web site to “track which players are being removed from games after a hit to the head — and which players are not — and to keep score of how long they are kept from the field following a concussion.”

There  will be considerable difficulties in tracking all of the brain injuries sustained by these players since there is no uniform way that exists among all teams for reporting concussions and head injuries or brain trauma. But, the project is a very worthwhile effort to get some meaningful information on something that the NFL likes to keep quiet about.

More information can be obtained from the concussion watch web site.

 

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