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04-03-2012, 02:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Patches View Post
I'd be interested in seeing the number of concussions reported and treated in the NHL compared to other major sports leauges. You would think players in the NFL would be dropping like flys with PCS or are they just playing through it all? Would introducing better helmets or proper neck protectors to reduce whiplash keep players and safer?
The NFL has serious issues and there is a pending class action suit against the league.
Hundreds of players have been suing the NFL since last year in the wake of a growing body of scientific evidence connecting repeated blows to the head and long-term brain damage. Most of the cases have been brought together before a judge in Philadelphia.
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/nf...n-lawsuit.html

Unlike the other major sports, NFL contracts are not guaranteed so players are more likely to try to play through injury lest they be cut.

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