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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A recent report by The New York Times says brain trauma, often caused by repeated concussions, affects one in three NFL players.

The league has taken note and changed some rules to try to protect players, but even with those changes, 123 players suffered concussions last season.

Doctor Brian Mahaffey from Mercy Sports Medicine visits Fox 2 News in the Morning to discuss sports-related concussions and what we can do to prevent them.

If you'd like to learn more about sports-related concussions, Mercy Hospital will host a concussion conference on Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the doctor’s building at the Von Gontard Conference Center on New Ballas Road. You can register at Mercy.net/STL.