Matt Kalil

NFL: Players initiating more injury exams

NFL: Players initiating more injury exams

The NFL’s chief medical officer says more than a third of concussion evaluations this season are a result of players indicating they have symptoms, a much higher percentage than last season.

Allen Sills said in a conference call with reporters Tuesday that “about 37%” of the 379 concussion evaluations during the preseason and regular season have been “initiated by a self-report.” Sills said it was about 20% to 22% a year ago.

He called that increase “a positive development.”

Sills also said the rules for checking for a concussion were followed properly for Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett on Sunday, when he was allowed to return to a game after a hit to the...

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