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Concussions plateau from 2004-08

Updated: February 24, 2010, 5:58 PM ET
Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. -- A new study used by the NCAA has found that the rate of reported concussions in college football has leveled off.

The Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention, which administers the NCAA injury surveillance program, tracked injuries in football and other fall sports from 2004-05 to 2008-09.

The concussion rate dropped from 3.4 per 1,000 football players in 2004 to 2.4 in 2005. The figure was no higher than 2.8 in the three seasons that followed. The ...

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