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NFL: 13 percent fewer concussions

Updated: January 30, 2014, 6:00 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The number of concussions in the NFL dropped 13 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to data the league released Thursday and touted as a result of its efforts to better protect players' heads.

Using information collected from team doctors during preseason and regular-season practices and games, the NFL also said there was a 23 percent decrease over the past two seasons in the number of concussions caused by helmet-to-helmet contact.

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