The NFL is on the cusp of making concussion awareness a requirement for the upcoming season, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.
Sources said the league’s concussion program would be one of the most comprehensive in the league, and that it would cover all aspects of the process from players’ initial diagnosis to their initial treatments and their long-term outcomes.
The league would need to establish a concussion training center and the NFL Players Association would have to sign off on it.
A league official told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that a concussion-awareness program would likely be introduced before the start of the 2017 season.
The NFL is currently at a point where it doesn’t even have a concussion program in place.
Players have been suspended for multiple seasons for failing to disclose head injuries, and some players who were diagnosed with concussions before the onset of the concussion-prevention movement have been forced to play in the NFL for years.
The league has been slow to make significant changes in recent years.
The goal of the NFL concussion program is to reduce the number of concussions that occur, but the NFL has been slower to implement its first program, according the sources.
The first-ever concussion awareness and prevention program was instituted by the NFL in 1999, and the first concussion-specific rule was implemented in 2004.
But the league has struggled to implement any significant changes over the past decade, with concussion-related injuries and deaths increasing every year.
While there has been a significant uptick in concussions in recent seasons, a study released last month by the University of Washington found that the number had dropped dramatically from its peak in 2015.
The researchers examined data from over 20,000 players who had been diagnosed with at least one concussion.
They found that, since the start, the number dropped by a staggering 73 percent in players who played during the 2016 season.
The research also found that fewer players were playing during games, and a greater percentage of players had suffered at least a mild concussion.
The study found that nearly 50 percent of players who suffered a concussion were playing the previous season, and nearly 45 percent were playing in 2016.
It also found there was an increasing correlation between the number and number of games missed.
While the researchers say the numbers are low because of the difficulty in collecting data, they did find that more than half of players surveyed who experienced a concussion played the previous year.
This is important because it indicates that there is an increase in the number who will be suffering from the symptoms, as well as a greater risk for permanent harm.
While concussions have been a problem for decades, they have also become more prevalent in recent decades, especially in professional sports.
The number of head injuries and death in the United States has increased by nearly 50% since 1980.
While the number is down compared to when the concussion epidemic began in the 1980s, the numbers remain high.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) recently published a study that found that over 1.1 million players in professional football experienced concussions between 2005 and 2020.
That’s nearly five times the number that had previously been diagnosed.
In the same period, the average age of concussion patients has decreased from 30 years old to 20.
According to the NINDS study, more than 5,800 people have been diagnosed since the beginning of the epidemic, including 6,845 in the last four years.
Nearly 400 people died from a concussion, while the majority of those fatalities were from heart attacks and strokes.