NFL: Concussions down 13 percent in 2013

Thursday January 30th, 2014

Goldson The NFL has cracked down on helmet-to-helmet hits, levying big fines against players like Bucs safety Dashon Goldson. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty)

According to the NFL, increased concussion awareness and new safety procedures helped to reduce concussions this season. The league announced Thursday that the number of concussions sustained in practices and games dropped 13% from 2012 to 2013.

The league based its findings on information collected from team doctors, and also announced that concussions caused by head-to-head contact were down 23%.

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per the AP
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