Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson hopes to play this weekend after suffering a concussion against the St. Louis Rams.
During his weekly appearance with Holden Kushner and Danny Rouhier on 106.7 The Fan, Wilson said he is still feeling the effects of the concussion. Head coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that Wilson would be subject to the NFL protocol on concussions, meaning he would have to pass a series of tests before being cleared to play.
The veteran cornerback returned a Rams fumble 30 yards for a touchdown just 11 seconds into the game. The touchdown was his first as a member of the Redskins, and his first since 2010 when he was with the Seattle Seahawks.
Unfortunately, the rest of the game didn’t go so well for Wilson. On Darryl Richardson’s 58-yard carry in the third quarter, Wilson made the touchdown saving tackle, but paid a steep price with the concussion and missed the remainder of the game.
“It’s definitely not a great situation, just in a daze a little bit,” Wilson said. “You’re just trying to get everything back in place. You get back up, you stumble – it’s embarrassing, but it’s not fake.”
Wilson has been taking the symptoms seriously, especially given the emphasis the league has put on head injuries.
“It’s a scary moment because this is your life that is at stake,” he said. “There are a lot of repercussions to concussions.”
While he will try his best to get back on the field, the timetable for his return is ultimately up to the doctors.
Holden and Danny also asked Wilson about the performance of the replacement officials and how ‘chippy’ the teams became as a result.
“There are maybe some things where [the refs] need to take more control of the game,” said Wilson. “It’s more of a safety issue than anything.”
Wilson mentioned that the NFL needs to maintain the integrity of the game. Holden and Danny informed Wilson about the comments LeSean McCoy made about a referee mentioning him needing a big day for his fantasy football team.
“If what LeSean [McCoy] is saying is true, it’s not an encouraging thing to hear.” Wilson noted.