The National Hockey League announced Thursday that the league has launched an investigation into whether players on the NFL’s hit-and-run squad, the Baltimore Ravens, have a connection to a spate of concussions that have afflicted players and their families.
“The NFL is deeply concerned by reports of concussed players in our league,” the league said in a statement.
“We are investigating whether there is a link between concussion risk factors and the symptoms of concussive symptoms experienced by NFL players.
This includes concussions, such as hits to the head and neck, and non-contact concussions.
In addition, we are taking a comprehensive approach to identifying and addressing any possible links between concussions and the development of concurrency and/or concussion symptoms.”
The league said the investigation will include examining the extent of concussion risk factors that may affect concussiveness, including history of previous head trauma and head trauma history.
It’s unclear how many players have suffered concussions since 2013.
The league said it was in the process of removing the hit-throwing squad from the league.