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Redskins’ Kerrigan Passes Concussion Tests, Will Practice

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins appear to have dodged an injury bullet with outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan.

The third-year player from Purdue exited Monday’s 33-27 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter with concussion like symptoms. He was taken to the locker room for evaluation and was not made available to the media following the game, but was seen upright and talking.

NFL protocol is to withhold media access to players with potential head injuries.

Kerrigan passed all concussion-related tests administered Tuesday and will resume practicing ahead of this weekend’s contest against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field, 106.7 The Fan’s Grant Paulsen first reported.

During a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, Kerrigan said he took a hit to the head that was “a little more jarring” than normal on the second-to-last drive. In the interest of safety, he told team doctors who kept him out for the remainder of the game.

“I’m feeling good,” Kerrigan said Tuesday afternoon. “[I'm] ready to roll this week.”

Prior to leaving the game, the 25-year-old recorded eight tackles, a sack, and forced a fumble that was returned 75 yards by DeAngelo Hall for a touchdown against the Eagles.

 
 
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