Most positions are prone to concussions, but some stand out more than others. The top three positions that lead to the most concessions are cornerbacks, wide receivers, and linebackers. The concussions are primarily due to impact during play, helmet-on-body hits, and helmet-to-helmet hits.
As far as positions go, cornerbacks were the most likely to suffer concussions, followed by wide receivers, linebackers and offensive linemen.
Based on self-report of concussion or postimpact symptoms, Delaney and colleagues found that tight ends and defensive linemen had the highest rates of diagnosed concussions in college football.
On any given snap a wide receiver is about 50% more likely to get a concussion than a defensive back and as a whole the offensive side of the ball is easily the most vulnerable to head trauma.
Boys' sports accounted for 53% of athlete-exposures and 75% of all concussions. Football accounted for more than half of all concussions, and it had the highest incidence rate (0.60). Girls' soccer had the most concussions among the girls' sports and the second-highest incidence rate of all 12 sports (0.35).
A Grade 3 Concussion is generally considered the most severe of this type of traumatic brain injury.
Is There a Set Number of Concussions That's Too Much. There is no set number as to how many concussions humans can have before they suffer permanent damage. After all, some athletes experience symptoms for years after just one concussion, while others are seemingly okay after having more than one.
Of course quarterbacks get hurt the least -- every NFL offense, except San Francisco's, is designed to protect the QB. Safeties are also pretty safe (LOL), perhaps because they're the least likely defender to face contact during the average play.
Safety (S) – There are two S positions: The Strong Safety (SS) and the Free Safety (FS). The strong safety is usually, well, strong, and fast. They are usually responsible for covering TEs, RBs, and WRs and playing down the field but are often expected to come up in run support.
The center is the innermost lineman of the offensive line on a football team's offense. The center is also the player who passes (or "snaps") the ball between his legs to the quarterback at the start of each play.
Defensive backs, linebackers, running backs, wide receivers, and tight ends have about a 65 to 70 percent risk of landing on the injury report, a 40 percent chance of missing at least a game, and a 15 to 20 percent chance of missing four or more games in a given season.
Cornerbacks suffered 22% of the 325 concussions reviewed, followed by wide receivers (15%), and linebackers and offensive linemen (both 11%). Kickers suffered the fewest concussions, at 1%.
Jay Cutler says he suffered 15 concussions during career
But even with state-of-the-art equipment, athletes still suffer extreme conditions. Former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler appeared on Barstool Sports' Pardon My Take and said he suffered from 15 concussions throughout his football career.
Players in the offensive line were injured most frequently however running backs had the highest percentage of injuries in one single position. Additionally, the study found that tackling and being tackled was the action that attributed to the majority of injuries.
Cornerback is the hardest position on the NFL football team. Cornerback requires both physical factors and extreme mental discipline.
Offensive linemen have the longest careers of all players as they average playing time for approximately three years and eight months.
Reported Concussions. Crosby has missed 114 games in his career due to concussion-related issues. The bulk of the missed games came in 2011 and 2012, but he also missed the first six games of this season because of a concussion.
The risks of sustaining multiple concussions are serious. Research has shown that people who have multiple concussions are at an increased risk of long-term impairment, such as forgetfulness, “foggy” thinking, difficulty concentrating, balance issues, difficulty focusing and trouble with eyesight.
The overall median number of concussions reported was 2, and a vast majority (87.9%) of concussions were experienced more than 3 years ago.
1. Base Jumping. Base jumping is undoubtedly the world's most dangerous sport. The statistics show that there is a far bigger chance of dying base jumping than doing any other activity.
Concussions occur in all sports with the highest incidence in football, hockey, rugby, soccer and basketball. The largest number of sports and recreation related TBIs among males occurred during bicycling, football, and basketball.
Results: Concussions represented 8.9% (n = 396) of all high school athletic injuries and 5.8% (n = 482) of all collegiate athletic injuries. Among both groups, rates of concussions were highest in the sports of football and soccer.
There are three grades: Grade 1: Mild, with symptoms that last less than 15 minutes and involve no loss of consciousness. Grade 2: Moderate, with symptoms that last longer than 15 minutes and involve no loss of consciousness. Grade 3: Severe, in which the person loses consciousness, sometimes for just a few seconds.