NFL Data Reveals Increase in Reported Concussion Cases

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — According to new data from the National Football League, there was a significant rise in reported concussions last year.

ESPN reports that the NFL’s information for 2015 saw 271 concussions in the league, up from 2014’s 206 reported concussions and 2013’s 229.

The NFL also said reported concussions in games in the regular season rose from 2014 to 2015 by 58 percent.

In the NFL’s data, according to ESPN, the most concussions were helmet-to-helmet contact with 92 reported cases. Other common causes were 29 cases by contact with the playing surface, and 23 by shoulder-contact.

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