How do football players reduce concussions?

Recommendations to help reduce the risk of concussion are:

  1. Ensure that the athlete wear a helmet that is appropriate for the sport that they are participating in.
  2. Ensure that the helmet is fit in accordance to the requirements for that particular sport.
  3. Avoid using the head as the primary focal point of contact.

Has NFL reduced concussions?

The 2021 preseason, including practices and games, had the lowest rate of concussion in the last five years (2015-2019), excluding the anomalous 2020 year which did not have any preseason games. Reducing the number of concussions that occur during the preseason is a pillar of the NFL’s injury reduction plan.

How can I protect my brain in football?

Everyone should wear properly fitting, sport-appropriate headgear and safety equipment when playing contact sports or biking, rollerblading, skateboarding, snowboarding, or skiing. You can’t prevent every concussion. But helmets, mouthguards, and other safety gear can reduce the risk of a brain injury.

What is football concussion protocol?

NFL creates concussion protocol If they see an impact to the head, they call a timeout. The player is escorted off the field to be examined and evaluated. Aside from the spotters, other people can initiate the protocol, including the team trainer, coach or physician, NFL game officials, and the player’s teammate.

What is the best way to reduce the risk of concussion?

To reduce the risk of concussions:

  1. Always wear seatbelts in the car and buckle children in safety seats.
  2. Wear a helmet that fits when biking, riding a motorcycle, skating, skiing, horseback riding, or playing contact sports.
  3. Prevent falls on stairs by putting up handrails.

How can we prevent concussions in sports?


  1. Limit the amount of contact during practices.
  2. Teach athletes proper techniques and ways to avoid hits to the head.
  3. Keep a close eye on athletes in positions that are at increased risk for concussion to help you spot a potential concussion.
  4. Enforce the rules of the sport for fair play, safety, and sportsmanship.

How has the NFL changed to prevent concussions?

The kickoff rules changes that were implemented in 2018 were made permanent. In 2018, the restrictions resulted in a 35% decrease in concussions on kickoff plays when compared to the 2017 season.

How is the NFL making football safer?

Cutting-edge football helmets, data-gathering sensors, and a turf testing machine called the BEAST are just a few elements of the behind-the-scenes revolution making the game safer for NFL players. While many different technologies are driving this shift, they all have a common thread: data.

How can concussions be prevented?

Why is it important to reduce concussions?

So prevention is very important after a head injury. Repeated concussions can lead to lasting brain damage, even when the injuries happen months or years apart. Concussions are serious injuries that can be even more serious if kids don’t get the time and rest needed to heal them completely.

Why are there so many concussions in football?

Common Causes of Football Concussions. The most common origins of football concussions that we see in our clinic are from helmet-to-helmet contact in blocking and tackling and from head-to-ground impacts. It’s important to remember, however, that anyone can suffer a concussion from being hit or jostled hard enough.