November 22, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew (87) is tackled after a catch by Houston Texans linebacker Darryl Sharpton (51) during the first half of a game on Thanksgiving at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans' linebacker Darryl Sharpton diagnosed with a concussion

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According to Drew Dougherty on Twitter, Houston Texans’ inside linebacker Darryl Sharpton has been diagnosed with a concussion.

It’s said that Sharpton suffered the injury two weeks ago, but now the Texans are just now disclosing it. Sharpton still has a chance to get medically cleared by doctors in time for him to play when the Houston Texans take on the San Diego Chargers on ESPN.

Ever since he was drafted in 2010, he has missed 21 games of possible 48. What this does is leave open a window of opportunity for guys like Tim Dobbins and Joe Mays to pick up some of the slack that Sharpton could leave behind if he isn’t medically cleared to go against San Diego.

There is a good chance he could be cleared since it did happen two weeks ago. But right now he is in the concussion protocol and should be looked at carefully. If they even see one little symptom of a concussion, he won’t be cleared to play on Monday and will have to try again next week.

 

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