NFL Player Injury Statistics

NFL Player Injury Statistics Data
Average number of NFL player injuries per season 1,849
Average number of diagnosed concussions per season 228
The percent of the instances that a player returned from his concussion without missing a game 49.5%
Average NFL Career Length for all drafted players 4.24
Concussions Distribution by Player Position Percent of Concussions
Defense  
Cornerback 17.4 %
Safety 14.1 %
Linebacker 10.1 %
Defensive Line 6.5 %
Offense  
Wide Reciever 17.6 %
Tight End 11.7 %
Runningback 11 %
Offensive Line 7.7 %
Quarterback 3.8 %
Injuries By Type Percent of Injuries
Strains and sprains 40 %
Bruises 25 %
Dislocations 15 %
Fractures 10 %
Concussions 5 %
Injuries By Location Percent of Injuries
Knee 19.9 %
Thigh 14.9 %
Ankle 14.8 %
Systemic 14.2 %
Head 8.8 %
Shoulder 6 %
Groin 6 %
Hip 5.1 %
Calf 5 %
Neck 4.8 %
Number of Preseason Concussions Number
2014 35
2013 29
2012 24
PREV DATA SET

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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, 2015

NFL Player Injury Statistics

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