Football writer provides fresh context to topic of TBIs in the NFL

A recent post on’s Mile High Huddle page examined the topic of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in the NFL by detailing research of blast-related injuries suffered by members of the U.S. military.

“These results, part of the largest ever imaging study of traumatic brain injuries (TBI), provide strong evidence that even brain injuries commonly classified as mild often lead to long-term damage,” author Doc Bear wrote.

The article also broke down an average season’s worth of TBIs by position, showing that cornerbacks, for instance, average 37 TBIs, and wide receivers average 20. Meanwhile, defensive tackles average 4 TBIs in a season, and guards average 7.

Click below to read the full text, which also includes numerous suggestions for ways to help keep athletes safer.