Concussion Scorecard

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In 2015 there were 166 concussions in the NFL. Frontline conducted a study of concussions in the NFL over recent years which demonstrated mounting numbers. The data is available by Position, Team and Player for a several year period. Click here to review the NFL Concussion Scorecard.

For readers of NeuroNotes who have seen the film “Concussion” starring Will Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu who took on the NFL to prove that multiple concussions in retired football players caused permanent brain changes or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) the 166 concussions of 2015 is a startling number. Will these players be tracked during and after their NFL careers? Will there be rehabilitative and specialized medical care made available to them? What is the NFL really doing to reduce concussive brain injuries? Do players know the risk of multiple concussions?

About Rolf Gainer Ph.D.

Dr. Rolf Gainer is the founder of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma as well as the Neurological Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario, in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Gainer is a psychologist with more than twenty-five years of experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. Dr. Gainer has designed and operated innovative rehabilitation programs in the United States and Canada for individuals who have been regarded as difficult to serve. He is currently involved in conducting two outcome studies related to the long-term issues faced by individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. He has presented papers throughout the United States and Canada in many professional conferences and educational forums.

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