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SBD/April 19, 2011/Leagues and Governing Bodies
NFL Implements Standard Procedures For Identifiying, Treating Concussions
Published April 19, 2011
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: In L.A., Jeannine Stein reported a study published yesterday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal reveals that the number of concussions suffered by NHL players "has decreased in recent years." Concussion rates during regular-season games "went from 7.7 per 100 players during the 2000-2001 season to 4.9 per 100 players during the 2003-2004 season." However, the "number of days players have lost because of recurring concussions has gone up" (LATIMES.com, 4/18). The GLOBE & MAIL's McIlroy & Gordon noted the report also states that one in five NHL players who "sustained a concussion during a shift in the regular season went back on the ice that same game." In addition, a "significant number of those players who returned to the ice ended up missing more than 10 days of play afterwards because of concussion symptoms" (GLOBESPORTS.com, 4/18).