AUSTIN EKELER

8/7/21, 2:55 AM

Updated:

INJURY RISK

2021:

Long-Term:

3/5

3/5

Bottom Line:
Ekeler’s 2020 was derailed by injury - he missed 6 games with a severe hamstring strain and had a concussion - but NFL data says he should bounce back to full productivity in 2021. Unfortunately his injury risk increases moderately, as having multiple concussions in the NFL leads to more missed games and shorter careers.

Major Injuries:
2020 - hamstring strain, concussion
2018 - concussion, neck injury (missed 2 games)

Games Played:
2020 - 10/16
2019 - 16/16
2018 - 14/16
2017 - 16/16

Performance:

2020 was hard on Ekeler, who missed 6 games with a severe hamstring strain and finished the year with a concussion. NFL data tells us not to worry about performance going into 2021. Ekeler should bounce back to full health and production levels.


Durability:

Having 2 concussions unfortunately makes Ekeler more likely to sustain another, and each is known to contribute to cumulative damage to the brain. That’s why NFL data suggests these players are prone to having shorter careers and more likely to miss games. Overall moderately increased risk.

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