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NFL says number of concussions increased slightly in 2019

The league said that there 224 concussions, 10 more than in 2018. But those totals are way down from the 281 in 2017.

NEW YORK — The NFL said that the number of concussions that players had suffered increased slightly in 2019 over the previous season. 

The league said that there 224 concussions, 10 more than in 2018. But those totals are way down from the 281 in 2017. 

The total includes concussions from practices and games in both the preseason and regular season. The league said that it did 485 concussion evaluations in preseason and regular-season games this season. 

The league said about one-third of concussion evaluations in the regular season have some element of self-report. 

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