Washington Redskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan cleared of a possible concussion

Sep 9, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) carries the ball as Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) chases in the second quarter at FedEx Field. The Eagles won 33-27. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The Washington Redskins defense struggled mightily at times last year, but with outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan entering Year 3, that alone was viewed as a nice upgrade if he could manage to improve on his first two seasons. Through two years, he already has 16 sacks and 6 forced fumbles, and with a healthy Brian Orakpo coming of the edge, this could become one of the better pass-rushing duos in the league.

But the Skins got quite a scare when Kerrigan left Monday night’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the late stages after suffering a blow to the head, and it looked as though he may have suffered a possible concussion.

They’ll certainly need him healthy and playing if the Skins hope to rebound this week against the Green Bay Packers and their elite offense, and by all indications, Kerrigan will be ready to suit up:

Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan has passed all of his concussion tests and is expected to practice Wednesday when he and his teammates begin preparation for Sunday’s game at Green Bay, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.
Kerrigan left the fourth quarter of Monday night’s season-opening 33-27 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles and was monitored for concussion-like symptoms both on the sideline and in the locker room.

 

 

Topics: NFL, Ryan Kerrigan, Washington Redskins

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