Concussions were down 13 percent during the NFL preseason, league says

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The number of concussions suffered by NFL players during the preseason dropped 13 percent this year, the league announced Tuesday. The reductions come after the league enacted a plan to reduce concussions, following a 2017 season in which concussions were up. There were 79 concussions suffered by players during preseason practices and games this year, NFL officials said during the owners’ fall meeting. That was down from 91 concussions suffered by players during the same time frame last year. “We are cautiously optimistic about that result,” said Allen Sills, the NFL’s chief medical officer. “Certainly we’re pleased to see that number go down. We know we’ve still got a lot of work to do.” There

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