nfl player injuries statistics

NFL Player Injury Statistics

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NFL Player Injury StatisticsData
Average number of NFL player injuries per season1,849
Average number of diagnosed concussions per season228
The percent of the instances that a player returned from his concussion without missing a game49.5%
Average NFL Career Length for all drafted players4.24
Concussions Distribution by Player PositionPercent of Concussions
Defense 
Cornerback17.4 %
Safety14.1 %
Linebacker10.1 %
Defensive Line6.5 %
Offense 
Wide Reciever17.6 %
Tight End11.7 %
Runningback11 %
Offensive Line7.7 %
Quarterback3.8 %
Injuries By TypePercent of Injuries
Strains and sprains40 %
Bruises25 %
Dislocations15 %
Fractures10 %
Concussions5 %
Injuries By LocationPercent of Injuries
Knee19.9 %
Thigh14.9 %
Ankle14.8 %
Systemic14.2 %
Head8.8 %
Shoulder6 %
Groin6 %
Hip5.1 %
Calf5 %
Neck4.8 %
Number of Preseason ConcussionsNumber
201435
201329
201224
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Public Broadcast System, National Football League, Harvard Sports Analysis
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: April 24, 2017

NFL Player Injury Statistics

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